Gold of Plumas County
November 2010 by Frank Lorey IIIPlumas County has a rich heritage of gold mining, much of it from placer deposits that can still be searched and panned today. Being at the far northern end of California’s famed Mother Lode, it is quite often overlooked by those searching for gold today—really a well-kept secret after all of these years!
Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
The steeper the gradient is, the more potential erosive power to move gold and other bedload sediments, and the more power to remove obstacles to flow.
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
It also happens sometimes that glaciers will bury valuable placer deposits. This occurs when the glacier goes over the top of an existing placer deposit.
Gold can potentially be found in all the glaciated areas of the Midwest, but to find it in any appreciable amount one needs to look to areas where the gold gets concentrated by more recent water flows.
There is reason to believe these stream valleys are still rich with gold, silver and copper.
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