Fire! In the Gold Country
November 2022 by Cal Kellogg
Look around for areas where you don’t see detector holes or drywasher piles and try your test hole at these spots to determine depth to bedrock.
Rick donned a pair of fiberglass shin guards that he normally wore dredging, just in case he uncovered the rattlesnake during his digging and rock moving. I wasn’t convinced they were going to provide enough protection.
Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
...more folks rolled in on Saturday morning and many were eager to venture out onto the Sleepy Bear property—all 415 acres—and try their luck at finding some gold.
After pinpointing and recovery, he had his first nugget of channel gold in his hand. This was also his first nugget with the new detector.
Time to go Prospecting • Off to the Sierra Again • Strategies for Dig and Detect Operations • Big River Gold Exploration: Trend Zone 1 • An Interesting Time in the Historic Rand Mining District • The China Hat • Resource Maven Independent Analysis of the Resource Markets