Picks & Pans: Prospecting on Perry Creek
August 2005 by Bud NealeA couple of years ago Smokey Joe (Joe Parsons) and I partnered up on a placer claim on Perry Creek in southeastern British Columbia. This is one of the old gold creeks from the early days.
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• The numbers don't lie...much
• The blame game
I had two of the guys go down into the creek and each one picked out a small island of bedrock. I had them detect their piece of bedrock and then gave a critique to all on how they did.
Rogue miners in South Africa are looting underground mines, sometimes traveling over one-thousand feet down to extract gold, reported Reuters and several other sources.
It is difficult to look at unrestrained growth in such important monetary indicators without becoming concerned about the future stability of America's economic system.
As a gold prospector for the past ten years, I thought that I had a fair understanding of the steps necessary to find gemstones.
…there are loads of different copper minerals, but a large number of them form first in the ground as chalcopyrite and then through the effects of weathering are changed into other minerals like malachite, cuprite and chrysocolla.
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