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September 2011 by Clay Mayes
Continuing northward and crossing the Consumnes River along California’s famed Highway 49, the “Golden Highway” leads through the heart of the Mother Lode countryto El Dorado County. This is where the Gold Rush began...
Improper sampling techniques lead to more avoidable heartache than almost anything else in micro mining.
Exploration for and prospecting in search of similar deposits should focus on rhyolite bodies located in fluorite-bearing areas.
Two years after California's major gold discovery, another find was made in Ballarat, Australia. The news of the discovery went world-wide, and many of the California prospectors had heard plenty about Australian gold—especially the 2,284-ounce nugget found there.
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We’ll conclude by digging a bit more into the regulations and pitfalls, and discuss what they are used for, their relationship to gold, and what the future holds.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Could I stake out a 20-acre claim with a waterway running through it just as I would a lode claim? • Ask The Experts - Do I have any grandfathered rights that post FLPMA claim holders do not have? • Q&A With Detector Designer Dave Johnson • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Dredging Tips From The Golden Rogue • Understanding and Prospecting Benches • Gold in the Slate Creek Basin • Deductions: Get 'Em While You Can • Endurance Is Golden • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices • The Preacher of Sheeps**t Flats