Prospecting on Pickering Bar
March 2007 by Don RobinsonOn Saturday, January 27, 2007, six of us began a trip to Pickering Bar on the North Fork of the American River. It was 7:30 am and we had our engines running to begin the first leg of our two and a half hour trip to get there.
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1999 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in St. Louis, MO.
The placer mineral identification key is designed to answer this question. It attempts to recognize all the minerals in your gold pan concentrates.
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