Mining Camp Adventures—The Collinsville-Twin Creek Goldfields
March 2002 by Ron WendtCollinsville had been the scene of several small gold stampedes. The golden paystreaks had paid well here at times, with two main creeks producing most of the gold, including a 19 ounce nugget found on nearby Mills Creek, which flowed 100 yards away from the main camp.
Soaring prices for copper and molybdenum are producing record profits for mining companies and new jobs in some Arizona towns.
Fenn posted photos of what he claims is the long-hidden chest and its contents after it was found, though some believe the whole thing was a hoax because he refuses to identify the finder.
Time is a commodity which if traded would dwarf the price of gold. Nobody has enough of it; we can’t make more of it; and whether squandered or spent wisely, once gone, it’s gone forever. To find gold we have to spend time.
Every miner has encountered rattlesnakes in his work, and some may have been bitten. The writer has never been bitten, but has worked with people who have been. It is not a pleasant experience.
• ESA changes for the better
During this trip we found enough gold to make us want to come back, even with the punishment of a very long, tough hike.
Q: Set up a small portable operation or send the ore to a custom mill?
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