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.
• A breath of fresh air?
• Ay Carumba!
• Principal pours it on a little too thick...
Our research indicated this whole area had been claimed by Newmont mining company for several years, but when the price of gold dropped they let the claims expire, and we confirmed this with the local BLM office.
Elections in the Republic of Congo may bring a mining boom to a country that has been ravaged by wars and corruption.
Some of the gold is placer that was beat up as it traveled; however, quite a bit of the gold is pocket gold that is running along the surface in this area.
I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.
- Apparently snow, rain, heat and gloom have been slowing down mail delivery
- Name that tune
After several hours we finally found some old home sites that had completely collapsed, and the only items remaining were old boards and metal piping. Finding the old house sites was a good thing, but the old mines and vein systems were still...
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