Nice Specimen Gold Recovered in Northern California
September 2017 by Scott Harn
Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
We split up in order to cover a larger area and found good color almost everywhere. The bedrock was shallow on both sides of the river, but the inside bend was where we concentrated our prospecting.
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
After a while I got a very nice signal and out came a sweet kidney-shaped bit of gold weighing about three grams.
Has anyone made it through childhood, or even adulthood, without at least one dream of finding gold or buried treasure? It is the stuff of daydreams—the kindling for the flame of hope. We so long for it that we eagerly accept stories and maps from friends and strangers alike that promise us fame and fortune.
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
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