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.
In a federal lawsuit, a family claims the US Mint illegally seized 10 gold coins that the family had found among a dead relative’s possessions.
• Doing less with more
• Indians win jackpot
• How did your governor do?
There has been more written on the Klondike Gold Rush than any rush in the history of the world. Some highlights have been written below, a mere grain of sand of information to glean. The price of gold during the 1890s averaged $20.67 per ounce.
Half the prospecting adventures I’ve done on the Kenai Peninsula occurred in winter. Not because I enjoyed looking for gold among the ice flows or 34-degree water, but on some creeks winter is the best time to find gold after violent swirl holes slow down.
This second trip down was a challenge. It started in Colfax on the Stevens Trail, where the distance to the river is four miles with an elevation drop of about 1,000 feet.
A recent weekend trip found us leaving the Grass Valley, California area to meet up with some friends in Downieville.
The gold is all for sale. Just one tiny coin alone could go for $1 million because of its combination of rarity and the history behind it...
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