Scouts New Mining in Society Badge
May 2014 by Scott Harn...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
He no sooner had turned around and started moving when I hollered again that I had another nice one.
Bela and Barbara Kovacs began prospecting for gold about seven years ago as a family orientated outdoors activity. A welder by trade and lured by the simple fact that beach sands can contain small bits of precious metals, Bela decided a few years ago to build a sand sucking contraption that can sift the shoreline for anything worth keeping.
This fine gold that is so common is probably the most notorious for eluding our riffles and mattings.
I returned to the WSPA claim. Still smug from my previous success, I was thinking I could not fail. However, the gold gods had other plans.
On my final prospecting day of 2020, I went up to a spot where I had found gold years before and had my best day of the year—four nuggets for nearly one-quarter-ounce of gold.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
BLM stated we had 30 days to amend our claim so that it fit within one 40-acre square or we would forfeit the claim.
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