Hands & Pans on the South Yuba River
June 2000 by John SkinnerIf you confess to being a recreational "hands-and-pans" mining enthusiast, chances are you do not hold your own valid mining claim. You also realize locating a stretch of stream or river to legitimately dip your gold pan into is as much work to find as those precious flecks of gold.
This is the intelligent way to start modern prospecting. The value of literary research yields challenging outings, specimens, history and geologic research.
His small business managed to pump millions of dollars over the years into the California economy.
Q: Our group has found a nickel deposit in the Yuma, Arizona area that is similar to the one that you wrote about...
Jerry Freeman became an instant celebrity in January by announcing the discovery of a 149-year-old trunk belonging to a band of Gold Rush settlers he's obsessively researched for more than a decade.
Data mining involves processing huge amounts of digital information to find hidden patterns and financial relationships. To executives, the findings are like gold, but on the weekends, I prefer seeing the real thing in the bottom of my pan.
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