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...
I have been detecting the area on and off since I discovered it. Every time I bought a new detector it was the first place I went to.
Q: What's the difference between a header box and a crash box?
In this case, signs of gold were found at the bottom of the alluvial and then traced in a triangle up the face of the mountain until they stopped—that is where the digging began.
Breaking cemented gravels
• The sky is falling...
• Unwanted money...
• Snow cones for safety
• The rules are changing
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