Picks & Pans: Confessions of a Professional Nuggetshooter
October 2002 by LunkHowdy, fellow nuggetshooters! My name is Lunk, formerly known as Crummy, a professional nuggetshooter with a few tips for you weekenders who are thinking about going pro.
We (finally) have the new version of our website up and running, and it seems to be a hit!
Until just recently, platinum-group metals (PGMs), especially palladium, had been holding their own on the market. But, Russia has now resumed shipments and it has brought prices down.
The Reno Masonic Lodge was built along the railroad tracks back when Ulysses S. Grant was president and shortly after the Comstock Lode of gold and silver was struck in Virginia City.
The tall grasses of the rolling foothills of eastern Kern County, California, hide traces of what was once a major gold rush.
Ditches almost always started in the high country and contoured the mountainsides, making a long drop, usually many miles away, to the goldfields. There are ditches in Trinity County that originate at seven and eight thousand feet in the Trinity Alps that carried water almost thirty miles.
A Wolfeboro company will sell portions of one of the most talked about treasures in American history.
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