Prospecting My Way Across Australia Pt I
October 2010 by Fred MasonAfter contributing to the total, I am proud to claim my share of Ray’s patch. In total, we got almost an ounce of gold from the schist where it seems to have been formed.
• Airport screeners strike gold
• That’s a (w)rap, folks!
The year was 1956. The place was a silver mine in Silverado Canyon, California. To familiarize you with the area, Silverado Canyon is located in Southern California near El Toro Marine Base, which is located near Majeska Peak.
The future is still good for anyone wishing to use a metal detector to nuggetshoot residual and hillside eluvial placers. Since these placers are easily overlooked, the key to opening the door marked "success" is the willingness to do research.
We have found strong support from legislators in both the House and Senate for several proposed bills that will provide Mining Districts with a greater role in the decisions that affect access to mining claims, oversight and regulations.
Finding a new gold nugget patch, a cache of old bottles, valuable old coins, jewelry, and artifacts can be as easy as finding a long lost uncle. You just need to do a little detective work so that you can find his address and then acquire a map to his house. Sound simple? It is.
"Suh-wheet!" I exclaimed as I sprang to my feet and quickly pumped my detector coil high overhead to alert Smokey that I had just found a nugget.
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