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Reading A River: Finding The Paystreaks—Part II

How to read a river for gold deposits.Just 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.

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