Rediscovering Placerville, California Part II
March 2011 by Don RobinsonTo get to the gold, the miners had to remove the shale pieces and stack them on the sides while sluicing the remaining material through their boxes.
What makes the difference between successful prospectors and those who struggle? It just seems like there are some guys who stumble on gold no matter what they do. Are they just lucky?
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
There is always an overwhelming feeling when finding gold of any size, but one like this doesn’t come along very often.
It’s a common symptom of gold fever for miners to be very hesitant to let go of gold they’ve found or even have it made into jewelry. I confess, I suffer from the same incurable disease!
Some of the gold is placer that was beat up as it traveled; however, quite a bit of the gold is pocket gold that is running along the surface in this area.
The mine site consists of river gravels from an ancient channel covering over 20 acres, and the place is covered with very large river rock and small tree overgrowth.
Can a metal detector be used to find limonitic gossan material?
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