Maitland Bar Nugget to Go On Display
January 2016 by Scott HarnThe box sat in a hallway and employees began using it for impromptu cricket games, no knowing what it contained.
Once you have determined that the land is locatable, the next step in the claim research process is to determine if the land has already been claimed by a previous locator.
The technique I will describe is a much safer alternative and it works. It’s a fine-gold panning technique that eliminates the need for mercury amalgamation of most placer samples.
Within this area, about two million ounces of gold and fifty million ounces of silver have been mined. Faults, dikes, veins and fissures that carry the ore form a concentric radial pattern—like spokes on a wagon wheel—around the caldera core.
There is always an overwhelming feeling when finding gold of any size, but one like this doesn’t come along very often.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
Many years ago I was in the American Canyon. I remembered a few details about a placer deposit there, so we decided to make a trip down and re-check some of these old workings.
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