Mom Finds 3.72-Carat Yellow Diamond
September 2019 by Scott Harn
“Much of the ground where Ms. Hollingshead found her diamond is made of unweathered volcanic rock. When it rains, flowing runoff often leaves loose gravel, and sometimes diamonds, on the surface in these areas.”
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
The fine art of panning heavy sands requires a measure of patience. If you enjoy panning gold, you ought to enjoy this too, once you get the hang of it.
I opted for the underwater portion of the river. All I have to do is float down the river and pick large flakes and small nuggets out of cracks and crevices while staying cool in the summer heat.
• Can I get advice on a hard rock property in Calaveras County, California?
Old tailing piles extend for miles. There was still plenty of water flowing here, so WPA members set up highbankers at several settling ponds.
A large, 8-pennyweight piece popped out of a very small crevice where the water had been extremely swift in the winter, leaving no visible gravel.
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
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