Picks & Pans: Sniping for Low Stream Gold
September 2003 by Lance HarkerIn southwestern Canada a couple of summers ago, the weather was extremely dry. So dry in fact, that some of the streams were at lows not seen in many decades. The wonderful advantage for sniping in the following fall was that...
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