Researching Suitable Areas to Detect for Free-Milling Gold
April 2004 by Jim StraightFor hundreds, even thousands of years, gold has brought forth the worst as well as the best in the cultures of the world. It has pitted country against country, man against man, and brother against brother. There are countless tales...
Where can you find 80-degree weather, 76-degree water, 30-50 foot visibility, all the seafood you can eat, beautiful friendly people—and placer gold?!
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
The great transition has now occurred as we move away from the Age of Fed Chairman Greenspan and into the Age of Fed Chairman Bernanke. However, Mr. Greenspan was kind enough to leave a last-minute parting gift by raising the overnight lending rate to 4.5% on his last day in office, January 31, 2006.
• BLM claim fees rise.
• Miners win in Karuk Tribe of California v. USFS
It was June 2011, and my wife Fran and I with Grandson Lucas and good friend Ernie Cruz were attempting to get to our gold mining claim on the Middle Fork of the Feather River about ten miles from Quincy, California. Rain had poured down in the previous few days and the road in a large number of low places was under water. Following two hours of slugging through the mud...
I decided to focus my attention on some exposed bedrock that was along a little stream only about 100 yards from our cabins. My very first pan full of gravel showed several nice small flakes that were just big enough to be picked up with my fingers. That first pan showed that indeed there was some very nice gold to be had here...
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