Ganes Creek Hits 10 Years—Part II
June 2012 by Steve HerschbachYou keep all you find at Ganes, with weekly tallies kept for a loose competition that I find helps motivate me. I seriously try to find more nuggets than anyone else in a given week, and usually make it or close to it.
My third sample location proved to be my last and most interesting. I needed to look no further.
Last month, one of our readers requested an article regarding the possible use of Google Earth for prospecting research. It was a good idea, so here it is.
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
I’d like to offer some practical comments about staking and maintaining mining claims. Owning your own claim is the dream of many prospectors. I’ve made good money off my mining claims, both from the minerals I have found on them as well as from leasing out some of my claims to larger mining and exploration companies.
Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.
The first thing I realized was this was not a toy—this thing had power and I needed to really pay attention. I got into position, took a deep breath, and pushed that monster into the hard pack.
The nugget was cast aside with larger rocks during the screening process, but it was found later by an employee...
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