Finding Gold in Mokelumne River Canyon
December 2006 by Scott HarnThe Mokelumne River was first worked by the ‘49ers, and foundations of Spanish missions and old miner’s cabins are still present. Elton’s first experience with Roaring Camp came in 1947, when he took a job packing in supplies...
It was one of those awkward situations as we walked, fatigued and too thirsty to speak a word.
On Saturday afternoon, February 13, Tom Rose, 36, of Downieville, California was trying out some new metal detector earphones in the area of the Downie River...
It has been a ten-year project to make a new mine from the abandoned 100-year-old mine deep in the Sierra Madre at Dolores, Chihuahua, but the perseverance of Minefinders Corp. is soon to pay off. Once worked by the Mexicans, then...
Replacing cloth on a drywasher
"Grouping zinc with arsenic, mercury, cyanide and dioxins is not supported by science, logic or common sense." said George Vary, Executive Directors of the American Zinc Association (AZA).
Light-colored volcanic tuff or tuffaceous sandstone often contains small amounts of uranium, enough to be detected with a sensitive radiation detector. Sometimes, the mass effect of the radiation is substantial.
In 1849, the story spreading around the Barnes Store (on the North Fork of the American near Colfax, California) was about some rich diggings being found up in the hills going east, and not very far up the ridge according to some accounts.
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