Following Clues to a Lost Gold Deposit—The Northern Extension of the Cedarberg
April 2012 by Don RobinsonLast month, in “Following Clues to a Hidden Gold Deposit,” I ended the article with the direction that we were on the hunt! We were getting prepared and ready to roll with our detectors, then snow came, and lots of it. We had already found the seam diggings mine on the mountainside in wild, rough brush and trees. It had been well hidden.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?
Ray followed up by detecting the same area and I was happy to see that he did not find any good targets in the same line. So far so good.
Digging in the right spots will produce excellent results, like this group of nuggets taken by the author while metal detecting during the last few months. The biggest nugget is over an ounce.
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
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