Picks & Pans: Detecting Micro-Nuggets
May 2005 by Martin H. MilasI like to play in a big sandbox called the Mojave Desert. I have different ways of getting my kicks. My particular delight is seeing, “How low can I go?” Blame it on too much sun, but there are days I don’t feel like drywashing.
• "It's not often that I disagree with your opinions..."
• "Thank you..."
• "I've enjoyed metal detecting..."
• Too little, too late...
• Beware of Argentina...just kidding!
• A million dollars just doesn’t go as far as it used to...
• Well qualified
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Buoyed by higher copper prices, Chino Mines is reopening its ore concentrator and hiring workers.
Some claim they can smell gold. This may be, but when I take a whiff of gold, I smell dirt, rotten eggs, garlic or just nothing: my nose is everything but sensitive.
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