Peshastin Creek, Washington
November 2009 by David KnowlenSuccessful miners report that the Peshastin’s gold is unusually course and most of the recovered nuggets are small pickers. Flood gold is prevalent here and easy to find and recover on the Peshastin.
How to read a river to find gold. In this second of a two-part series, we will take a look at how a river’s grade affects the formation of paystreaks, and how to go about reading a river to see the various catches and parts of a stream where...
The catch being was that it was about 60 miles from Anchorage near Hope, and a good four or five-mile hike uphill to the claims.
A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
This is the third trip MMAC has made to DC this year, so some of the congressional staff members are gaining a better understanding of the current problems miners face and how MMAC-assisted Mining Districts can alleviate those problems.
Some experienced panners with the vigor and longevity to spend a full day panning in the small creeks and ravines can possibly find as much as a gram or more on a good day.
I was amazed and surprised, and I took a moment to admire how beautiful this coarse chunk of gold was. It later weighed exactly one-half ounce.
Awhile back, I was doing some prospecting in a remote mountain region, located in the rugged, well-timbered valleys of north-central British Columbia, an area known for its coarse gold.
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