Picks & Pans: The Discovery Gulch Diggings
June 2000 by Ron WendtCold, clear water flowed around my neck as I sat in a water hole on Discovery Gulch in Interior Alaska. I squinted up at the hot interior sun, as it seemed to be trying to mock me, frying me in it's 88 degree rays.
Many new detector operators and even some experienced ones don’t pay enough attention to keeping their detectors in proper balance. The result is false targets as well as incessant chirping and chatter.
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
• Skeletons in the closet
• Stop horsing around!
• Know your veggies!
“When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” is the title to one of the world’s most famous songs, but it might also take on new meaning if a junior mining company succeeds in bringing its plans to fruition.
...we believe that these measures will also lead to diminished profitability, diminished tax revenues and, therefore, increasing calls for massive new economic stimulation which again, by historic standards, could well work to the benefit of the precious metals.
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