Lessons Learned From Geologists
July 2019 by R. V. Larson
Not long after this, I was camped out with the geologist beside the Similkameen River where he showed me the evidence that an ancient channel existed on our claim.
It is this ability to hear and respond to the faintest of audio signals that I believe separates the best nugget hunters from everyone else.
There is always an overwhelming feeling when finding gold of any size, but one like this doesn’t come along very often.
Easing around the bedrock ledges and rock hopping, Terry and I came out into the open and were looking at a nice run of bedrock.
Walking around the gulch and exploring the upper drainage, picking up different rocks and inspecting them with a good loop, and looking them up in a field guide of rocks and minerals of your region will help you understand how the gold got there.
Last month, one of our readers requested an article regarding the possible use of Google Earth for prospecting research. It was a good idea, so here it is.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
I woke up on Sunday morning, August 10, to heavy smoke. I saw where it was coming from, but it seemed like it was a long way off so I thought I was okay for the time being.
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