Gold in Oregon
May 2002 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDAt least 6 million ounces of gold have been produced in Oregon since 1859. Since there are no accurate records of production prior to 1904, it is obvious that total gold production was considerably higher than that which has been recorded.
The Significance of Boulders in Placer Deposits
The good news about boulders is they can trap heavy minerals. The bad news is moving them out of the way can be a real struggle.
Over the Divide
June 18, 1955 — August 3, 1999
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Deep Nuggets From The Strange Little Patch
I began detecting at the bottom of the gully and started making my way upstream. About mid-way there was a nice, flat stretch for about ten feet.
California State Gold Panning Championships
This year’s 2015 California State Gold Panning Championships were wild and hectic.
Butte, Montana—The Richest Hill on Earth
I recently had the opportunity to spend a day exploring around Butte, Montana and was amazed by the amount of mining that has taken place there. The old-timers called Butte “the richest hill on earth” and had pretty good reasons for doing so.
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