How to Become a More Successful Nugget Detectorist—And Basic Information on Machines
November 2001 by Jim StraightThe intention of this article is to summarize the highlights of the past 25 years which have led up to metal detecting for gold nuggets and to cover some basic information...
Of all the difficult gold placer sites to evaluate, none can compare with trying to dig to bedrock through twenty or thirty feet of soaked overburden through which water is slowly seeping downgrade.
I've received a few letters over the past year regarding assays and assayers. Most wanted to know how to tell the good ones from the bad. You'll find most of these questions answered by Ralph Pray in his article, "Fake Assays and Assayers," in this month's issue.
Miners are digging again where their forebears once unearthed riches from eight historic mines that honeycomb Sutter Gold Mining Company’s holdings about 50 miles southeast of Sacramento.
• More roadblocks to dredging in California
• Two Oregon Sheriffs challenge Forest Service authority
• Gold is money
Following is a speech Rep. Ron Paul delivered to the House of Representatives in early June, making a case for the return to the gold standard.—Editor
A Northern California county is experiencing a renewal in the desirability and subsequent value of an old favorite: Lake County “diamonds.” These stones are not true diamonds, but for generations they have held a special place in the...
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