Making Adjustments to Catch Fine Gold
November 2013 by Alex DolbeareThis fine gold that is so common is probably the most notorious for eluding our riffles and mattings.
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
When we got set up and I started to swing the coil over a small mound, I got a good signal, faint but repeatable.
Representative Paul Shepherd stopped by, and Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik dove with one of the dredgers so he could see for himself that no harm was being done to fish or their habitat.
...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.
Setting up a gravity dredge
...these nuggets have not traveled far from the lode because the golden wire lattices would have been torn apart or flattened during weathering of rock and deposition by violent stream action.
...we finally got back to this exploration effort. The old works there were up above the old camp, which was very significant in size.
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