Picks & Pans: A Pay Streak in Slate
July 1999 by Ron WendtI stared out across the Yukon River. I estimated the river at this point to be a mile wide. An occasional log floated by in the tan-colored water.
While none of the historical mining camps are active, the area is still a hub of activity for the modern prospector, and claims still blanket the hills and gulches.
The surging price of gold is attracting a whole new generation of prospectors who are looking to find a bit of natural gold out in the hills. It’s certainly a lot different than it was six or eight years ago when gold was stuck below $300 per ounce.
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- High-speed rail causes division...in property access
Jerry Freeman became an instant celebrity in January by announcing the discovery of a 149-year-old trunk belonging to a band of Gold Rush settlers he's obsessively researched for more than a decade.
Considering the frequency of mining gatherings in the USA, Canada and worldwide, many of our readers may wonder if there is sufficient new information available to make each gathering interesting and informative. In fact, they need not worry at all because rapid advances in mining technology...
The Mokelumne River was first worked by the ‘49ers, and foundations of Spanish missions and old miner’s cabins are still present. Elton’s first experience with Roaring Camp came in 1947, when he took a job packing in supplies...
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