Over the Divide
People have been looking for gold in every manner possible since the big gold boom in 1849, so what chance do we have of getting anything in today’s world where literally thousands of prospectors and fortune seekers have been before us?
Unquestionably, the events of January 20, 2009, highlighted the news of the past month as on that date, the “torch of leadership” of America passed from the departing George W. Bush and into the hands of the 44th President, Barack Obama.
Since the cycle of water flow is dominated by excessive and sudden “gulley washers” after downpours typical of desert country, there is a tendency to spread gold values out in the alluvial fans and not have placer gold concentrations more typical of big river deposits.
Q: Some of the terminology you use is way over my head and this might be the case for other beginning prospectors. What does “igneous” mean?
• The EPA is in your bathroom!
• Russians fund US environmental groups
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.
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