Reading A River: Finding The Paystreaks—Part I
December 2008 by Chris RalphHow to read a river to find gold: The exact point where you choose to dig for gold makes a big difference because the placer gold deposits formed in rivers and streams are anything but uniform—some parts are rich in gold...
Mike and I each selected a side of the creek and started to work our way upstream. We both worked the water and sides of the creek, and better than half the gold found in this area is in the water.
In South Africa, a "gregory" is the term applied to a blunder of major proportion. James Gregory will forever be remembered in South African slang as the professor from Great Britain who made one heck of a "gregory."
When a federal employee decided to make a safety video for miners, she didn’t expect to reopen 30-year-old wounds from one of the nation’s worst mining disasters. But a roomful of tough men had watery eyes as they watched the film “You Are My Sunshine,” which recounted the Sunshine Mine disaster of 1972 that claimed 91 lives.
Who were the earliest prospectors in the Western Hemisphere? Is there any way to tell?
Our group of independent miners have been busy crafting a uniquely designed ladder/ore cart track from the bottom of an 85-foot mine shaft in a historical hard rock mine.
Sampling other people's stockpiles or dumps has some inherent risks that sampling undisturbed ground does not have.
In an untamed and lonely part of Wyoming’s high desert sits a deposit of gold so large, and so vast, that even today its volume remains a mystery. With an aerial extent of over 10 square miles and a depth of nearly 7,000 feet...
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