Over the Divide
January 2014 by Scott HarnRobert Joseph Dahlke
(1939 - 2013)
Q: I’m working with some folks who have a large amount of old placer concentrates stored on their recently purchased property.
Placer gold was found near South Pass, at the south end of the Wind River Mountains, in 1842, and lode gold was discovered in the same area in 1867. The principal gold rush was between 1867 and 1874.
Is this a valid claim?
Researchers using computer analysis have traced the origin of the famed Hope Diamond, concluding that it was cut from a larger stone that was once part of the crown jewels of France.
The bright yellow nugget caught my eye as I pulled the astroturf down the sluice box into the large plastic tub. I grabbed it from the mat, pretty much in shock because of its size.
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