Prospecting on the Yukon River
July 2002 by Ron WendtIn my years of searching for gold, there was never a greater thrill than prospecting along the Yukon.
They must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
With all of the erosion patterns wearing away the channels down into the North Fork of the Middle Fork, we assumed placer gold was still available in the river. The question became: How do we get down the 1,600-foot elevation drop to reach the river?
Higher gold prices have led to a doubling of mining claims in the past year in Oregon and Washington.
I woke up on Sunday morning, August 10, to heavy smoke. I saw where it was coming from, but it seemed like it was a long way off so I thought I was okay for the time being.
She said a few thoughts did cross her mind at the time; she thought maybe she should have looked more thoroughly for that hand-drawn map to the claim that we had given her the previous year.
Nearly everyone who has drywashed or metal detected for placer gold within hardrock gold-mining areas is aware of "residual placers" (a.k.a. seam diggin's)...
Mining restrictions will be lifted on about 1 million acres of federal land in southwest Alaska, officials have announced.
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