Gold at Ragged Top, Arizona
April 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDRagged Top is a jagged mountain which rises to an elevation of 3,907 feet near the Silver Bell open-pit copper mine, some 34 airline miles northwest of downtown Tucson. It is an outlier of the Silver Bell Mountains...
Man Who Died In Yellowstone In 2017 Was Looking For Hidden Treasure
It’s been seven years since Forrest Fenn announced the existence of the buried treasure, said to be worth nearly $2 million. It has prompted thousands to comb areas of New Mexico, Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere.
Placer Testing with Large Samples
Of all the difficult gold placer sites to evaluate, none can compare with trying to dig to bedrock through twenty or thirty feet of soaked overburden through which water is slowly seeping downgrade.
Get The Lead Out!
If you do the math, it equates to about $1,500 of heavy metal value per three-hour dive. This is good wages, and you are doing a service to the environment by removing this toxic metal.
A Rich Gold Strike at Scossa
The old mining camp of Scossa, in Pershing County, Nevada, was located 6 miles from the nearby ghost camp of Rosebud and approximately 20 miles northeast of the once famous mining town of Seven Troughs. Fifty- two-year-old Charlie Scossa was already a seasoned prospector from California when he went in search of another rich strike in the high deserts of northwestern Nevada in 1930.
Ask the Experts
Using GIS systems to aid in mapping.
Judge Orders FBI to Produce Records on Civil War Gold Hunt
A federal judge has ordered the FBI to speed up the release of records about the search for the legendary gold, ruling in favor of Finders Keepers, the treasure hunting outfit that led FBI agents to the remote site.
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