Hardrock Prospecting in El Dorado County, California
September 2010 by Don RobinsonThree times we went back and finally found a clue. There was an old air shaft not far from the trail!
I wasn’t so hot in science class as a kid, and I’m regretting spending most of that time in class catching up on sleep or daydreaming about being a big league ball player. Never in a million years would I have guessed that science...
The burning question I needed answered was why didn’t the deposit ever get mined of at least one of the valuable minerals? A couple of reasons have come to light.
• A busy week at work
• Help Needed: light office work, good pay, good benefits...
• FBI pulling weeds in Washington, DC
Q: With safety as a given, what can the average miner, or Joe-blow greenhorn do to identify and extract some metals or minerals with off-the-shelf products or natural ingredients?
I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.
Everyone has heard of the golden beach at Nome, but Nome did not have the richest beach.
• The environmental Robin Hood
• But it looked good on paper...
• Low-quality reputation hits home
Legislative and Regulatory Update • Hardrock Mining Accidents Claim Four Lives • Prospecting Old Tertiary Channels • The Jenkins Mine Project Pt II: Terrain and Map Study • Search Called Off for Missing Treasure Hunters • Glacial Gold in the Midwest • Gold & Silver of the Comstock Lode • Melman on Gold & Silver • Forest Service Pays Miners $245K for Unlawful Destruction of Mine