Mining Gold Near Elk Creek, Oregon
February 2009 by Scott HarnEd Bechtel got the gold bug rather recently. In 1999, he was introduced to prospecting by his brother-in-law. Ed joined the Washington Prospectors Mining Association, a local prospecting club, and attended a few gold shows. It was through a gold...
Of course, I know a bit about crevicing, but Steve seems to really have a knack for it, and I’m all about continual learning. I can always learn a few tricks from the pros.
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
For Maria McCracken, the quest for gold has been a life-long experience. Maria runs the New 49’ers Prospecting Club in Happy Camp, California, along with her husband Dave, and Gerry Westerkamp. But lately her focus has been on silver.
Ask the lab manager how your ores will be tested, and ask to see the equipment that will be used. If you are told it’s a secret that can’t be explained, you need another assayer.
There were many thousands of tenderfoot, greenhorn prospectors that came out west in the 1860s and 70s. Some came to make their fortunes; some came to flee other problems back east; and some just came for the adventure. Probably every one had a tale to tell, but one of these adventurous individuals was a young man named Sam, and this is his true story.
For those who are perplexed and puzzled by the mystery of “hot rocks,” or are considering using a VLF-type metal detector to seek gold nuggets, please read on.
Few young people growing up today realize the fact that for the majority of its existence, the United States of America was a creditor nation, not a debtor nation. Other countries were indebted to America, not the other way around. However, that began to change...
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