Journeys in the Kingman Quadrangle
August 2007 by Bill RichThis is a story of a bit of our earth, carved by lines of longitude and latitude. There is a deep mystery in this land. The naked mountains speak of long ages of thrusting and rifting—of uplift and erosion. These riddles in the rock defy explanation.
Shallow water crevicing or sniping can produce gold if you’re persistent, a hard worker and lucky. It’s nice to have a snorkel, wet suit and goggles. The best practice for success, in my humble opinion, has always been to determine the best gold location and then figure out how to capture it.
The price of gold has certainly raised some eyebrows and has prompted some new prospectors onto the scene. They are faced with the same problem that we old timers have—where to find the gold.
• Run for the border
• By the numbers
Upon first entering this district in the early 70s, the trip into the Petersville area by vehicle was risky at best, especially during rainy periods in summer. The road has been improved somewhat since then, but not much.
If all goes well before the BLM issues its final approval, Littleton, Colorado-based UR-Energy could start building the Lost Creek mine by early October, according to company and BLM officials.
Most of the mining opposition today is centered around the small-scale miner. These miners number in the thousands and come from every walk of life.
These are just a few tips and opinions of mine and this article is primarily intended for persons just starting to detect for gold and using a VLF detector.
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