How California Became the Golden State
August 2010 by Chris RalphOn the morning of the 19th of January, 1848, Marshall went out to examine the cut and inspect the progress that had been made overnight.
Within 30 minutes, a nice, coarse nugget popped up right in the gold pan, and the rush was on! We worked hard for the entire day. Though some pans were not as good as others, the gold was good enough to...
A couple of months ago, folks on the US and Aussie online gold forums started noticing that GP4500 detectors (Minelab’s top of the line gold unit) were selling used for prices significantly more than they cost new!
Our destination was some old hydraulic workings where the old miners had washed literally mountains of material away to expose gold in ancient river channels.
“When dealing with federal agencies...”
Let’s set up a thought experiment: Suppose you had some material that ran one ounce per ton gold, which is generally considered high grade to fantastic grade depending on the circumstances.
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A prospector, who wishes to remain nameless, located the pictured chevron gold specimens on October 29, 2003.
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