Prospecting For Gold—The Osborne/Herman Hardrock Mine
August 2007 by Don RobinsonWe’re always out there looking, checking, researching and trying to locate a new prospect or deposit. It’s always a question as to where to start. Some days we head down to the river to do some panning, sluicing or dredging.
Landowners complained that mineral mining on or near their property could damage property values while leaving them without a cut of potential profits.
This was a tough task and it required really fast speed and perfect gold recovery, with 210 gold panners competing to advance.
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Common thought is the switchback slows the velocity of the rushing water and gold drops out from the cut bank to a fill gravel bar within or below the switchback. I am not going to disregard that model; however, I hope to improve upon it.
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