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.
I began detecting at the bottom of the gully and started making my way upstream. About mid-way there was a nice, flat stretch for about ten feet.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
Today, the greatest gold rushes occur due to technological advances capable of discovering gold where it once was extremely unlikely or difficult.
• Using drywashers to work desert gravels
The more experienced prospectors know these lesser known spots are the types of places where big finds are still made.
He made some casual conversation until he got around to what really brought him into my camper.
A large, 8-pennyweight piece popped out of a very small crevice where the water had been extremely swift in the winter, leaving no visible gravel.
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