Resurrecting An Old Hard Rock Mine
December 2018 by Ron Kliewer
There were nice sections of vein material at the end of several drifts, like they just stopped work one day and walked away.
A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
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 big interest to prospectors thinking about the effect of erosion is not what might happen long into the future, but what they might find in the rivers later this summer when the water levels go down.
I furiously started pulling material out of the side wall and putting it in my scoop. It didn't take long to discover that the source of the scream was from a one-ounce chunk...
A treasure-seeking young man whose name will forever remain anonymous made the months-long journey either over land or by sailing ship to California after word spread about the gold strike in 1849.
A while back I was given a very special opportunity to take my metal detector to one of the most famous gold mines in all of California, the Original Sixteen to One mine in Alleghany.
There is a unique anticipation that comes with waking in gold country. The long early morning rays bring warmth after a cold night. Restless nights allow thoughts of gold hidden in the ground for too long.
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