Melman on Gold & Silver
January 2002 by Leonard MelmanWhat a difference a year makes. It makes one wonder if we still live on the same planet!
On Saturday, January 27, 2007, six of us began a trip to Pickering Bar on the North Fork of the American River. It was 7:30 am and we had our engines running to begin the first leg of our two and a half hour trip to get there.
- And then there was one...
- The humble heros of the CEA
Potholes in bedrock can trap placer minerals and even be glory holes. They are, at least, interesting geologic phenomena, and at best, a treasure trove of gold nuggets.
• A breath of fresh air?
• Ay Carumba!
• Principal pours it on a little too thick...
Bela and Barbara Kovacs began prospecting for gold about seven years ago as a family orientated outdoors activity. A welder by trade and lured by the simple fact that beach sands can contain small bits of precious metals, Bela decided a few years ago to build a sand sucking contraption that can sift the shoreline for anything worth keeping.
Alaska Governor Tony Knowles signed a bill making several beneficial changes to Alaska mining claim location law.
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