Pickering Bar Revisited
August 2008 by Don RobinsonPickering Bar on the North Fork of the American River is a fascinating place. It’s remote, taking almost two hours to get there from the small mining town of Iowa Hill, which is in Placer County, California.
How to locate diamonds: This article focuses on the principal host rock for diamond and describes some gemstones (and kimberlitic indicator minerals) typically found with diamond.
One of the most unique mining stories to derive from the days of the Spanish conquest of the Southwest is the legendary story of the Sierra Azul, or “Blue Mountain” of Arizona. The first reports of what some historians maintain is nothing more than mere myth, came in the middle of the seventeenth century, and it survived as a frontier tradition into the nineteenth century.
I poked my head out of the water and said, “You won’t believe what I am going to show you!”
Silver was discovered in the mountains as early as 1875, but the first “official” discovery was in 1881.
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