Sierra County Gold—Part I
December 2013 by Chris Ralph...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
Heading to the sierra for another adventure! On The Road Again..
More than one prospector has gone into that canyon and never came out.
The technique I will describe is a much safer alternative and it works. It’s a fine-gold panning technique that eliminates the need for mercury amalgamation of most placer samples.
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
This rock had been with a family for many years and they were cleaning up an old workshop that had lots of minerals and miscellaneous “ore” samples.
Every time we prospected here we found gold, sometimes some really coarse flakes, but no large nuggets (yet).
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