Quartzsite Gives Up Some Big Gold
June 2017 by Adam H
There is always an overwhelming feeling when finding gold of any size, but one like this doesn’t come along very often.
In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.
After a short time, the tailings pile can get very large, and can actually block the downstream end of the sluice box.
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
Look around for areas where you don’t see detector holes or drywasher piles and try your test hole at these spots to determine depth to bedrock.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
For the last two years we’ve held a hands-on prospectors training session in the Iowa Hill district of California’s Mother Lode country as a part of our Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit event. Because of this, I thought it might be good to take a look at the history, geology and opportunities that the Iowa Hill district still offers to the individual prospector.
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