Mojave Desert Placer Mining
March 2002 by Frank Lorey IIISeveral locations in the Mojave Desert region of California have yielded placer gold, apparently scattered from nearby lode deposits that have long-since eroded from existence. Some of the areas are still popular with weekend prospectors, and some have been worked on a much larger scale in recent years.
In these types of cases I tend to listen to what my metal detector is telling me. The machine was very quiet, suggesting my initial impressions were right about the ground make up.
Gold can show up in unexpected places at times, so I don’t like to tell people where not to look. An exception is where the gold is likely to be very deep.
• Take the money and run...
• Blame it on the kid
• A cheap dinner date...
• For the couple who has everything...
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
The International Monetary Fund is reconsidering selling some of its gold reserves to help finance a Western debt-relief plan for some of the world's most debt-burdened countries, a top IMF official said.
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