Piggin' for Gold
May 2015 by Tom LeftwichTake a look at the picture—it’s pretty simple and you can build it yourself.
The higher the sensitivity setting, the louder and sharper the signal from a gold nugget or other metal target.
Many years ago I was in the American Canyon. I remembered a few details about a placer deposit there, so we decided to make a trip down and re-check some of these old workings.
Down around 10 or 12 inches I hit a large cobble that appeared to be one type of hot rock for this area. I thought bad things about the new technology until I checked the rock.
…for a few hours, we fervently dug for gold. After we did a cleanup, I couldn’t believe the amount we got.
I furiously started pulling material out of the side wall and putting it in my scoop. It didn't take long to discover that the source of the scream was from a one-ounce chunk...
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
How many more clays seams lie adjacent to known shear zones and quartz veins in the pocket areas of southwestern Oregon?
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