Over the Divide
July 2004 by StaffIt is with regret that we let our readers know about the passing of four respected members of the mining and prospecting community who have been lost in the past several months.
• What the government wants the government gets...
• A drop in the ocean...
• Do we get a paycheck for this?
Commonly these layers contain small particles of gold and platinum, and in places where they are sufficiently concentrated, the metallic particles are abundant enough to be extracted profitably.
This year the State Gold Panning Championships were held August 24-27, at the California State Fair, sponsored by the Motherlode Goldhounds and Cal Expo.
Coin and bullion dealers confirmed in mid-August that the US Mint was refusing orders from dealers.
Thus far we have only briefly discussed the methods used by early miners to process auriferous desert gravels. However, old workings can be extremely productive places to search with a metal detector.
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