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Our Old Friend, Mr. Crashbox

…what adjustment can I make to my dredge that will enhance its gold-catching ability?

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Memories of Shirttail Creek, Northern California


…for a few hours, we fervently dug for gold. After we did a cleanup, I couldn’t believe the amount we got.

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Moore Creek, Alaska—Then and Now


The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.

Detectors: Past, Present and Future


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What, Where and How for the New Prospector


How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.

Prospecting for Liberated Gold


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.

Are Permits Needed For Highbanking In California?


...this contradicts the fact that mining claimants are considered landowners with exclusive rights to possess and use that claim, and miners have “riparian rights” on mining claims that do not require permitting.

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