Greenhorn Finds Gold in Colorado
November 2016 by Ron KliewerUsing a snuffer bottle to pick it out of the pan, he continued his panning efforts. He continued to find more yellowish stuff, but it wasn’t shiny like he thought gold should look.
This new map-based tool is far superior to the old version with lots of potential layers and information that a prospector can use in research.
Once a seam is found it can be traced for miles in either direction. While you are tracing a clay line, you are looking for indicators. The indicators that I look for are ironstone, hematite, different color clays intermingled with the clay line, and a very iron-rich, brown gritty soil.
Breaking cemented gravels
A treasure-seeking young man whose name will forever remain anonymous made the months-long journey either over land or by sailing ship to California after word spread about the gold strike in 1849.
Take a look at the picture—it’s pretty simple and you can build it yourself.
There are so many places in this region to discuss that one article won’t be enough to cover it all, so I’ll focus on a couple of places that we found interesting while searching for gold.
Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.
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