Moore Creek, Alaska—Then and Now
June 2015 by Steve HerschbachThe gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
NOI or POO for small backhoe
Most prospectors understand placer mining a lot better than hard rock mining and don’t realize the amount of work that goes into processing different types of hard rock ore.
We were met with a plethora of mechanical problems with the dry washer and even a few with the excavator that were at times frustrating, but we were in this for the long haul, so we needed to solve these problems and move forward.
We panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
As a plaintiff in one of the lawsuits, I’m not allowed to talk about specifics in the court-ordered negotiations currently underway in San Bernardino. However, I do want to let you know we are making progress…
So much of gold detecting depends on attention to detail. Every gold area offers its own distinct geological markers and as prospectors we must pick up on those markers.
It was one of those awkward situations as we walked, fatigued and too thirsty to speak a word.
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