Resurrecting a Hardrock Mine:
April 2023 by Ron Kliewer
There are a few questions you will need to ask yourself before you apply for a suction dredge permit from the State Water Resources Control Board.
With one outstretched hand grasping the bottle and the other waving at air, I moved forward feeling for the tent. No tent. No tree.
Luckily, at about that time, I buddied up with a somewhat cantankerous, but very helpful, guy named Rod. He had become a local legend for his ability to consistently find gold.
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
We decided to run a detector over each piece. If we got a decent signal we placed the piece into a high-grade pile and the rest went into another pile to be worked on later. This high-grade pile wasn’t that large—maybe 25 pounds...
…the “One More Time” has turned into three more trips and each of the three has yielded more gold each time down.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could know if there is gold in the ground without setting foot on the ground? Well you can, to a certain extent, if you can recognize mined ground from unmined.
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