Picks & Pans: Big River Dredging in Northern California
September 2000 by Tom KitcharBack in the early 1990s, a gold mining club in northern California (on the Klamath River near Happy Camp), was offering a free "Trial Week" to test their claims. I decided to take them up on their offer. After obtaining a California Dredge Permit, I loaded my trusty Jeep with my camping gear...
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Q: I have tried various leaching techniques from which I cannot get a precipitate.
My last update on this adventure was in the April 2012 issue and involved our search for the northern extension of the Cedarberg Mine. At that time we had found it and we were in the process of returning for some detecting when Mother Nature struck with a late rain and snow storm.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
The first time I found gold in the creek here is when I decided to try a new place to drywash on a hill not far from the dirt path I was on.
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