Ganes Creek After The Flood
October 2014 by Steve BurrisDoug told me that there had been a 100-year flood that took place in October of 2013 and it washed out part of the mile-long landing strip. It also washed a large, wide gully down below and above the camp.
Winter is the time for research, and if you haven’t already done some research to find new places to prospect, now is the time to cram in some last minute research before the good weather arrives.
There are clubs with claims in the area and there’s a section of the river open to the public, but the rest of the area is claimed up so do your research first.
I have found gold more than 200 feet above the river. It was not unusual for nuggets of an ounce or more to be found in these deposits, but fine gold and flakes are much more common.
Your odds of going home with gold will be higher using the discrimination mode, even if you might have misread one of the targets you rejected.
The names attached to these areas came about from many sources. Many are easy to see why the name was given while others had a more contrasting note to them.
At the end of the day, Jerry showed me how to clean out the sluice box and then how to pan out the concentrates. As we finished panning, there it was—a little tiny smile of gold...
Science has shown, over the past few centuries, that there is a direct correlation between certain plants and their geophysical surroundings.
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