Placer Testing with Large Samples
June 2000 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayOf all the difficult gold placer sites to evaluate, none can compare with trying to dig to bedrock through twenty or thirty feet of soaked overburden through which water is slowly seeping downgrade.
Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
How many more clays seams lie adjacent to known shear zones and quartz veins in the pocket areas of southwestern Oregon?
Environmental groups last year urged Montana regulators to impose the bad actor designation, and now are seeking to intervene in the case.
Since 1986, I have spent the summer months camped out on a river, looking for gold. The summer of 2000 was no exception.
Forty prospectors lucky enough to sign up early spent a weekend looking for gold and talking about gold. And there is nothing better than doing both.
In the 1800s, rich silver and gold mines along the eastern Sierras were supplied from Los Angeles by a wagon road with an important stage stop at Freeman Junction. Wagons carrying the gold and silver back from the mines to Los Angeles followed the same wagon road. A cottage industry of robbery arose where numerous individuals made a living holding up these wagons and making off into the hills with the loot.
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