Prospecting for Gold at Green Valley
December 2012 by Don RobinsonIn October, five of us decided to take an exploration trip into an area called Green Valley. This was perhaps ten miles upstream from where we had gone in September and the difficulty was access. One would think that based on the name it was an easily accessible area not far from a nearby town. This couldn’t be more wrong.
The plea from State Police Chief Pete Kassetas follows what authorities believe is the latest death related to the effort to uncover Forrest Fenn’s treasure.
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.
As the ground thaws and dries out and the warmth of spring starts to settle in, it’s time to start afresh with a new prospecting season.
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
…the “One More Time” has turned into three more trips and each of the three has yielded more gold each time down.
The zone of influence of each sample must be carefully considered when deciding how far sample sites should be spaced from each other.
Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.
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