Paperwork Guy—A Cautionary Tale
April 2013 by Steve HerschbachI recently grew complacent, and it caused me to make a mistake that resulted in the loss of a mining claim. It brought my mining plans for the summer to a complete halt.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
Maybe we could find a few pieces of ore from that tunnel? It was worth a try. The old timers didn’t have that stamp mill for looks, so we set off to get some samples.
Alaska is getting a lot of interest these days, not least because of all the gold prospecting shows on television. Hardly a month seems to pass without some new prospecting show being announced, and a couple of the most popular feature Alaska.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
At one time or another, many miners will look seriously at purchasing a mining claim...Usually it’s a significant financial commitment, so how do you know if you are getting a good deal?
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
Over the years that I have been detecting for gold I have had many of the same questions come up. I decided to write this article to hopefully answer some questions that a person wishing to detect for gold may have.
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