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.
There were many thousands of tenderfoot, greenhorn prospectors that came out west in the 1860s and 70s. Some came to make their fortunes; some came to flee other problems back east; and some just came for the adventure. Probably every one had a tale to tell, but one of these adventurous individuals was a young man named Sam, and this is his true story.
Worried that the US dollar may not be good as gold, some Colorado lawmakers are pushing a bill to legalize gold and silver coins as usable currency.
• Take a seat
• Hold everything!
• Flying under the radar
• Last minute spending spree
A prospector, who wishes to remain nameless, located the pictured chevron gold specimens on October 29, 2003.
• Making a noisy dredge more quiet
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