Mud Men: Pocket Miners of Southwest Oregon Part III
April 2011 by Tom BohmkerThe amount of gold in the traces from the low-grade scattered veinlets may be much more than the traces from the small but rich pocket, at least until the pocket hunter closes in on the rich pocket. Further confusion arises if the prospector stumbles across a placer deposit on one of the higher peaks.
Within the first 3 hours he and I had found pocket after pocket of gold and couldn't wait to tell Levi of our treasure.
Some will doubt its value given the ultra-fine particle size… Some will become encouraged about not having to incur significant time and expense to break rock.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
This time we took the detectors. Roger had worked that spot very well and wanted to see if my new detector would uncover any gold he might have missed.
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
The names attached to these areas came about from many sources. Many are easy to see why the name was given while others had a more contrasting note to them.
What do you do when you’ve located a promising deposit of gold or gemstones, but it’s trapped in solid rock?
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