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.
...more folks rolled in on Saturday morning and many were eager to venture out onto the Sleepy Bear property—all 415 acres—and try their luck at finding some gold.
On our fourth trip, we finally reached the top edge of the old hydraulic pit, and it was monstrous.
We continue to seek out a patented mining property with an owner who is willing to host such an event with a water supply and enough remaining gold to make it worthwhile for the students.
The names attached to these areas came about from many sources. Many are easy to see why the name was given while others had a more contrasting note to them.
On my weekends off I spent many hours dredging the Second Broad River from Cane Creek Road up to the headwaters. I used a three-inch dredge with air and graduated to a five-inch with air.
When I teach people about finding gold, I often explain that it is helpful to think of any river or stream that carries gold as being something like a sluice box.
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
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