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September 2005 by Staff
In my travels, and my experience with gravity tables, one thing has implanted itself in my mind. What about the tails?
Many friends have come up to my locale to detect for gold. I am writing this article hoping that it may help anyone who uses a detector to prospect for gold nuggets.
The historical AJ mine, located east of Juneau, Alaska, was considered the largest gold mine in the state at one time. Joe Juneau and Richard Harris struck gold there in 1880, and it has been more recently known as a tourist destination.
The Great Plains region, contrary to popular opinion, is not entirely flat. There are areas of low hills and badlands, and it is in such areas where gold has been found. The areas of interest range from 700 to 3,000 feet in elevation, with annual precipitation ranging from 15 to 40 inches, in the form of summer thunderstorms and winter snow.
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
Prospectors typically stumble upon diamonds while searching for other minerals.
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