My Lucky Month of March
June 2013 by Harry PitmanMy wife Maureen and I spend part of our winter season in the Quartzsite, Arizona area. One fine March morning, we left our RV camping area at approximately 10am in search of that elusive yellow metal with our metal detectors.
Steve got his first nugget within minutes of turning on his metal detector. It only took me about an hour to find my first piece.
While recovery rates are important, they must necessarily be secondary to the volume of material processed. Running more material at lower recovery rates is generally preferable to increasing the efficiency of the system.
How many more clays seams lie adjacent to known shear zones and quartz veins in the pocket areas of southwestern Oregon?
We just completed a trip to another river, and yes, there was definite movement and redistribution of gravels, and other prospectors have seen this as well.
Back at the entry point of the mine, we took turns slowly crawling down the slope leading into the mine portal with our metal detectors, hard hats and flashlights. The mine was hand dug and is about 75 yards long.
Trinity County is located in the far northwest corner of California and stirs up many different memories for those who have been there.
The Bawl Mill • Breaking Rock the Old School Way • Gold Rush in the Congo—Part II • A Journey Into the Silver Peak Range • Ancient River Channels of Trinity County • Which Nugget Detector Should I Get? • Liberty and the Phoenix Mine • Confluence Placers • Spanish Gold Ledge Still Producing Gold • Nevada Mining Tax Cap Repeal Clears Committee • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices