Reading A River: Finding The Paystreaks—Part II
January 2009 by Chris RalphJust like the tilt of a sluice box, the grade of a stream greatly affects how gold accumulates in it. From very steep to nearly flat, all grade variations can be found in watercourses that contain gold-bearing gravels.
After weeks, months, even years of eager anticipation, the New Millennium has dawned!
June 18, 1955 — August 3, 1999
Like almost 200 other Silver Valley miners, Butch Dempsey used to work at the Sunshine Mine in Kellogg. But, along with dozens of the others, he now works for the Columbus, Montana-based Stillwater Mining Co., about 400 miles to the east...
• Supreme Court muddies waterways
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.
Even though there are many varieties of gold deposits, prospectors often refer to two general types: placer and lode. Some lode examples include...
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