Picks & Pans: DEF Prospectors Rally Was a Huge Success
September 2001 by Guest WriterFor many years we have been losing our rights. The main reason this has been happening is because as prospectors and miners, we tend to be loners. This trait has helped the environmental movement because...
Although it is now known that Mount Diablo, located in Contra Costa County in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, was the site of the largest coal mining operation in the state during the last half of the 19th century... this majestic focal point... also was the source of other minerals.
I got to Silver City late on a Friday night (OK, it was 2:30am Saturday morning), and the first few snowflakes began to fall as I pulled into the campsite.
“Neither rain nor sleet nor snow...” How does that saying go?
In the “toolbox” of most every prospector there are certain tools that we tend to use consistently for a variety of reasons. Have you ever noticed that tools and equipment tend to wear out, rust and fall apart whether we use them or not?
Watching for these areas is one of my primary targets during the winter. It doesn’t take but a few inches of the surface moving away to give a fantastic target response that you didn’t hear prior to the washing of the surface.
We all continued over to another location at the top of a massive placer operation. Arriving at the draw, I showed everyone where gold had been found before and we all began detecting.
The actions of the hot, ore-bearing solutions are not limited only to the deposition of material within the walls of the fissures.
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