Hawthorne's Golden Outlook
March 2009 by Leonard MelmanIt was not the scenery that attracted Vancouver-based Hawthorne Gold Corp. to the area, but rather the opportunity to gain control of projects with the ability to enter into production in the relatively near future...
The considerable richness of the gravels is shown by the fact that operators have successfully worked the same river sections for over 20 years.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
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The excavator or backhoe has become the tool of choice for testing placer ground. These machines are the best way to explore and sample a placer deposit if the ground is not too wet or frozen and bedrock is not beyond the reach of the machine.
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