Looking For Gold in All The Right Places
March 2004 by Orest ProtchLet’s assume you are an aspiring or amateur prospector and start this article with a question: What is the single most important piece of prospecting equipment that you should carry at all times in your car, truck or RV?
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Modoc County, California, is the latest county to use emergency powers to declare a state of emergency in order to take control of roads and trails away from federal agencies.
I recently returned from Ghana, West Africa. My time there was not a two-week tourist trip, but rather a time to discover the real Ghana, and to determine if I might have a future there in the mining business. I stayed almost three years.
I am learning more about gold deposition in this area than I knew previously. I am passing this information on with the hope that many of you will be able to locate patches and lines a little easier in the future because of this article.
About a half-hour after everything got underway, James came back to Harley, whispering, “Harley, you’re not going to believe this, but I just detected a vein with gold, lots of gold...I mean lots of gold. You’ve got to come and see this.”
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