Prospecting Old Tertiary Channels
September 2010 by Chris RalphThe potential exists for small-scale placer mining in these pits using a trommel and sluice box or other similar types of equipment.
Lower Coon Mountain is located in the Klamath Mountains, some 10 to 15 miles east of Crescent City (pop. 4,400), which rises to an elevation of 2,841 feet. It is heavily forested except for a few areas that are underlain by serpentine. The mountain, which trends northeast, is bounded on the north by Craigs Creek, and on the south by Coon Creek.
I frequently get asked, "What should I look for when I am out prospecting that will tell me there are good amounts of gold present in the ground?"
The adage of, “The harder I work, the luckier I get,” has profound meaning, but it doesn’t always apply to prospecting.
In 1893, Jerry McAuliffe led a team of prospectors east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and found the famed Kanowna goldfield. On their first day on the field, they picked up a total of more than 300 ounces of gold nuggets from the ground. As the rush began to increase in momentum, other prospectors found patches of nuggets simply lying on the ground near rich outcroppings of reef. In very quick time, hard rock miners were tearing into the rich reef lines...
The Royal Canadian Mint will soon unveil a gold coin worth one million Canadian dollars ($850,000 US).
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Legislative and Regulatory Update • Hardrock Mining Accidents Claim Four Lives • The Jenkins Mine Project Pt II: Terrain and Map Study • Search Called Off for Missing Treasure Hunters • Glacial Gold in the Midwest • Hardrock Prospecting in El Dorado County, California • Gold & Silver of the Comstock Lode • Melman on Gold & Silver • Forest Service Pays Miners $245K for Unlawful Destruction of Mine