How to Handle Claim Jumping
October 2010 by Scott Harn...what do you do when someone intentionally or continually takes gold or other precious metals from your claim?
The type of mine dump that is best for metal detecting are the ones that consist of mixed sizes of rock and are located near some sort of excavation, commonly a shaft or adit. Sometimes the piles located along a trench dug by the miners can be productive as well.
The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
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