Rediscovering Placerville, California
February 2011 by Don RobinsonSeveral areas came to mind, but each was eliminated for one reason or another. One that seemed to be hanging on was the old historic mining town called Placerville.
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
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• Miners referring to their activity as “recreational”
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
…to see the huge differences between the gold production amounts of the Western States, let’s look at the gold production—both hard rock and placer—of these 13 states up to the present.
We soon found that our discovery post and other claim markers were gone and replaced with new posts and a notice of location with an earlier date than had been on our notice of location.
Once you have a detector, learn how to use it and get out in the field—you can’t find anything with it in your garage.
He made some casual conversation until he got around to what really brought him into my camper.
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