How to Stake Your Own Mining Claims—Part I
March 2016 by Chris RalphMany new prospectors start out prospecting in public areas and club claims, and this is perfectly fine, but the next step in the progression of becoming an experienced prospector is to locate and stake your own mining claims.
Ground sluicing, surfacing and scratching are a few names given to the recovery of gold in shallow areas. Where I live, the hills are dotted with small surface diggings.
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
There is always an overwhelming feeling when finding gold of any size, but one like this doesn’t come along very often.
A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
…the “One More Time” has turned into three more trips and each of the three has yielded more gold each time down.
This article is about our recent gold prospecting adventure, which has yielded over 20 ounces of specimen gold—with more to come.
I love to see old-timer workings while I am out detecting for gold. For one thing, it assures me that gold came from there. Second, it tells me gold should almost certainly still be there.
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