Our Readers Say
January 2021 by Staff
In the “toolbox” of most every prospector there are certain tools that we tend to use consistently for a variety of reasons. Have you ever noticed that tools and equipment tend to wear out, rust and fall apart whether we use them or not?
It was down deeper than I expected for surface trash. It wasn't until I was down six inches that the target screamed from my scoop.
This was two days of gold panning, with just over 250 gold panners trying to win a medal to show they were one of the best of the best.
It’s been seven years since Forrest Fenn announced the existence of the buried treasure, said to be worth nearly $2 million. It has prompted thousands to comb areas of New Mexico, Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere.
With successively lower temperatures as the water mixture cools, new sets of minerals are formed and many of those stable at a higher degree of heat became subject to alteration as the temperature progressively moved lower.
Some claim they can smell gold. This may be, but when I take a whiff of gold, I smell dirt, rotten eggs, garlic or just nothing: my nose is everything but sensitive.
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
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