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Reading A River: Finding The Paystreaks—Part I

Gold will be concentrated behind large boulders like this one during flooding or high water.How 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...

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