Hunches, Choices and Guesses
September 2013 by Chris RalphWhen you approach a location, even if you've been there before, you should consider all the factors and conditions present at the site. This includes both natural and man-made factors.
...more folks rolled in on Saturday morning and many were eager to venture out onto the Sleepy Bear property—all 415 acres—and try their luck at finding some gold.
There were nice sections of vein material at the end of several drifts, like they just stopped work one day and walked away.
With the exception of well-established operators with proven reserves and years of field experience, the high price of gold brought a flood of speculators, con men, and real estate brokers into the mix who were not previously engaged in the gold mining market.
They must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
The big moment finally arrived. With Norm suited up, I pulled the motor to life and felt instantly better. There’s really something relaxing about the sound of a dredge running—they don’t sound like anything else.
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.
Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.
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