July 2002 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The 2011 gold season had finally got underway on the Middle Fork of the Feather River near Quincy, California. Cold weather and high water had pushed gold mining into mid-summer, but things were looking up.
• Lock ‘em up and throw away the keys
• Snow White and the 9 Justices?
• Child support wasn’t her “Primary” concern...
• Burglar makes a clean getaway
PLF scores another win for property rights
With a little homework and a methodical approach to sampling, a prospector can determine if a deposit is worthy of more of an investment...
I have figured out over the years that the winning combination is hard work, persistence, knowledge, and a little luck. This leads me to describe one of my best finds ever, a “honey hole” of placer gold, if you will.
• Senate looks at HR 2262
• Washington Gold & Fish rules
New Mexico is not especially known for placer gold, although significant quantities have been recovered from certain districts. There are good opportunities for finding additional gold in favorable areas in the state.
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