Mud Men: Pocket Miners of Southwest Oregon Part II
March 2011 by Tom BohmkerHow many more clays seams lie adjacent to known shear zones and quartz veins in the pocket areas of southwestern Oregon?
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
Then I came to a section of recently exposed gravel that looked unworked. Water seeped out all around, making the ground beneath a sea of slick mud.
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
A number of visiting gold miners were quite impressed with our operation and the amount of gold we had recovered in only three hours. No one usually likes digging and slugging buckets all day long, but we actually began to enjoy it after a few good...
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
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