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.
He began hiking my way and was as astonished as I was when he saw it. Another high five moment! It makes you wonder how long this gold had just been sitting there on the ground.
Some ask if a prospector can collect an entire ounce in a day. It is possible; I’ve done it before.
I started with, "Hey, Rusty, tell me about the time..." and that was all it took.
Because of multiple take-out points along a ditch line, the ditches themselves become a wealth of knowledge to us present-day miners.
A large, 8-pennyweight piece popped out of a very small crevice where the water had been extremely swift in the winter, leaving no visible gravel.
The plea from State Police Chief Pete Kassetas follows what authorities believe is the latest death related to the effort to uncover Forrest Fenn’s treasure.
We had been picking away at it, but the going was mightly slow. Why not use some explosives to advance a little quicker?
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