Picks & Pans—The Green Rock, Rattlesnakes, Good Gold and Ruth's Mine
November 2000 by John AndersonAfter a long winter, gold flakes swirling around in black sand at the bottom of my pan was a welcome sight.
• Drug smuggling tunnels filled with environmental delays and red tape
• Did we make the list?
• A whopper of an error
A court ruled that a taxi driver and amateur prospector who unearthed a 14.5-pound (6.6-kg) gold nugget on someone else's land is allowed to keep it.
The rugged San Juan Mountains of Colorado rise to 14,309 feet and were a barrier to overland travel for many years. Precipitation, in the form of summer thundershowers and heavy winter snow, is enough to support coniferous forests.
Suggestions for claim jumpers
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Enrichment of Gold Veins • The Assay of High Iron Gold Ores • The Patch • History of Mining—Bradshaw Mountains, AZ (Part I) • The Oretron • Silver Hill, North Carolina • Residual, Lateritic and Gossan "Soils" as Potential Nuggetshooting Sites • Hardrock in Downieville • Looking Back • Company Notes • Gold in Northern Baja California • California State Gold Panning Championship Results • Melman on Gold & Silver • V.P. Contender Addresses Mining Show