Our Old Friend, Mr. Crashbox
January 2021 by Harry Griffin
…what adjustment can I make to my dredge that will enhance its gold-catching ability?
I frequently get asked, "What should I look for when I am out prospecting that will tell me there are good amounts of gold present in the ground?"
After finding little specks and occasionally little nuggets all season, I had finally reached something economical and interesting! This had never happened before along the Pellice Valley in Italy.
We had been picking away at it, but the going was mightly slow. Why not use some explosives to advance a little quicker?
Ditches almost always started in the high country and contoured the mountainsides, making a long drop, usually many miles away, to the goldfields. There are ditches in Trinity County that originate at seven and eight thousand feet in the Trinity Alps that carried water almost thirty miles.
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Day three was a copy of day two. I started real low in the long wash to see if I could prove how far down the gold had made it.
Unfortunately, not all the gold that we prospectors find is pretty, or appealing to the eyes. They are not all nice, bright, shiny nuggets with lots of character that carry high collector value.
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