Highbanking at the 144
October 2013 by R. V. LarsonMy third sample location proved to be my last and most interesting. I needed to look no further.
I started with, "Hey, Rusty, tell me about the time..." and that was all it took.
Placers that are directly associated with lode deposits are sometimes overlooked and may have good potential for those who are willing to search for them.
At this point, stress raised my blood pressure and I was figuring out escape routes through the brush, but thought it best to continue the conversation.
Many miners know that lead is very commonly associated with silver values, but the truth is that it is also associated with gold values in many locations as well.
The pile up on the small hill had to be a couple yards of black sand. I’m not one to ignore a little gold even if it is small in size—I have always believed that gold fever comes in all sizes.
A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
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