Prospecting in Northern Sierra County, California
November 2006 by Don RobinsonFrom the mid-1850s and even into the early 1900s, Northern Sierra County boomed with mining activity. This area was flooded with miners, establishing such towns as LaPorte, Gibsonville, Spanish Flat, Whisky Diggings...
I hope long-term readers would agree that while your columnist does occasionally carry some arguments to an extreme length, I usually stay within the bounds of reason. I am pointing this out because I was struck by an economic vision a few days ago that could test those bounds.
Most gold-bearing veins in this region are controlled by fractures associated with the Melones Fault, a late Cretaceous structure that is 108 to 127 million years old.
When I got back to my patch, every signal was a nugget, and I was burning up with the gold fever.
These are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
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