Placer Diamonds in Venezuela
March 2001 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDA large number of gem and industrial grade placer diamonds have been found in or near a number of creeks and rivers in Venezuela. The area involved is in the southeastern parts...and is inhabited by fierce Yanomamo Indians.
Every year for the past several years I have taken a prospecting trip to Sierra City, California, to dredge on a friend’s claim. Sierra City is a historic gold rush town of a little more than 200 persons. Known mostly for its rich lode mines, it also had...
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• Bringing down the house
• German "manhandlers"
• Don't call us; we'll call you...
• Laziness pays off
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
We started planning for this trip last year, after we left Ganes Creek, Alaska, and headed back to civilization. I found 4.75 ounces of very nice nuggets and the group had a total of 47.47 ounces for the week.
• Using drywashers to work desert gravels
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