Prospecting for Iron in Alaska
July 2003 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayThe solo prospector in his canvas field clothes and skin-thick skiff is still king of the rain forest in southeastern Alaska. Even with all the highly trained field people and their helicopters, it is he who ventures forth across ocean water and in the bush to search for new wealth hidden beneath the green carpet of the vast Tongass Forest.
Q: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?
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...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
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I had some success following this premise this summer, finding a few nuggets in places I think I overlooked in the past.
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