Gold in the First Pan
September 2002 by John AndersonLeon has a reputation of seeing more snakes than most other gold miners. The fire red and yellow concentric rings of the mountain king snake looked especially bright in the morning sun as it lay motionless on black rock. Leon touched it with a stick, but the cold snake moved only a little.
The story began in a southern Arizona mountain range...
...was all this about grazing fees and the desert tortoise, or something more?
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Every miner has encountered rattlesnakes in his work, and some may have been bitten. The writer has never been bitten, but has worked with people who have been. It is not a pleasant experience.
Q: How do metal detectors work around precious metal ore bodies?
U.S. Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck says there ought to be more wilderness—a comment that raised some concerns.
Heading for Australia to metal detect for gold. Tips? Suggestions?
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