Highbanking and the House Rock
June 2010 by Tom LeftwichI hit bedrock at two feet and followed it down as it appeared that I was on the edge of a rib that ran with the river. This was beginning to look very promising and I was seeing some small gold—pieces and flakes—in the header of my sluice box.
There weren’t as many pieces of gold, but what I did find was bigger. As I worked my way down towards the spot that I had been working the first three days, I noticed a large crack that crossed the river.
Several of the large banks are being investigated for illegal trading by the Department of Justice under the Trump administration, and some have already been indicted.
I will make the assumption that when any of you take a detector in your hand and head out prospecting for gold you are probably anticipating finding some gold. That’s the general idea, right?
From the point of view of the precious metals, an upside breakout would have clear inflationary implications, which should benefit...
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
Placer mining, whether for profit or recreational purposes, involves separation of free gold from the gold-bearing sands (gangue) of alluvial deposits by methods using specific gravity. The free gold can vary from 17 to 19.3 in specific gravity terms, depending on the alloy mix, which is usually silver, but can be copper, lead, sulfur, tellurium, antimony, or mercury.
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