Now Is The Time For Exploration
October 2020 by Chris Ralph
I’ve been following the precious metals for decades, and I haven’t seen a move this powerful in many years.
One of the greatest opportunities afforded to the citizens of our country is the right to stake and hold mining claims on federal lands. One doesn’t need to be a lawyer to stake mining claims, but a little bit of knowledge about mining claim laws can be helpful.
FBI agents were looking for an extremely valuable cache of fabled Civil War-era gold—possibly tons of it—when they excavated a remote woodland site in Pennsylvania three years ago…
The problem is that extracting gold from hard rock is often a lot more difficult than processing placer gravels. Still, there is some very high-grade ore out there in many old mining areas.
I had my heart set on finding a large nugget on this trip, and it seemed to me that pounding known patches was not likely to turn up a monster. Inevitably I would spend at least half my day wandering off...
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
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