Seven Troy Ounces of Premonition?
February 2021 by Bob Schall
He made some casual conversation until he got around to what really brought him into my camper.
During this trip we found enough gold to make us want to come back, even with the punishment of a very long, tough hike.
It all occurred when Gus and I returned to a remote placer gold area where we had previously found really good gold. The problem was that it would take about an hour to walk through the desert to get to it.
Trinity County is located in the far northwest corner of California and stirs up many different memories for those who have been there.
Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
When I teach people about finding gold, I often explain that it is helpful to think of any river or stream that carries gold as being something like a sluice box.
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