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...
The idea of decisive action in 2014 will be at the heart of my presentation at the ICMJ Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit of April 5-6 in Placerville. I look forward to meeting you all then.
A recent weekend trip found us leaving the Grass Valley, California area to meet up with some friends in Downieville.
• USPS reverts to ponies?
• Crime and (no) punishment
I began detecting at the bottom of the gully and started making my way upstream. About mid-way there was a nice, flat stretch for about ten feet.
• Two steps forward, several billion steps back
• No daylight "savings" in DC
• China invades Washington, DC
• Center gives new meaning to "protection"
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Bawl Mill • Mining Journal Contest • Bullion River's French Gulch Gold Mine • Montana Tunnels Gets Final OK • Gold Miners Hunker Down Amid Financial Storm • Lluvia de Oro—A Shower of Gold Awaiting Development in the Sierra Madre—Part II • From Hand Sluice to Dredge • Melman on Gold & Silver (2008 Year in Review) • Chavez Eyes Venezuela’s Largest Gold Mine • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices