Formation of Gold Deposits in the South Eastern United States
September 2023 by Matthew Hospodar
Some of these events can cause half of an entire mountain to plummet down into a gorge or canyon, damming up a stream system and causing a flood when the earthen dam finally breaks from the water backing up behind it.
Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
I had some success following this premise this summer, finding a few nuggets in places I think I overlooked in the past.
The first requirement is permission from a land owner. This can be tricky and it’s always a bit nerve-racking to approach a stranger cold with such a request.
Designing my own dredge...
I’d start the day by crawling out of my dome tent, cooking up some Spam and eggs, and heating water for instant coffee on the Coleman stove.
The sun was beginning to set, which put the light at just the right angle against the hillsides to where I believed that I spotted a very small dig and tailings pile up the hill near the top of the second wash.
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