Silver City Prospecting Adventures
May 2009 by Alan J. ChenworthI got to Silver City late on a Friday night (OK, it was 2:30am Saturday morning), and the first few snowflakes began to fall as I pulled into the campsite.
In 1977, Mary Lee Bunch bought her husband a Christmas gift she joked would "keep him off the streets." Sure, Milton Bunch is off the streets. But now you can't keep him off the roadsides...
The future is still good for anyone wishing to use a metal detector to nuggetshoot residual and hillside eluvial placers. Since these placers are easily overlooked, the key to opening the door marked "success" is the willingness to do research.
Gold deposits and outer space
• SREP appeals
• No decision yet in Karuk case
• Right to Access bill
In the meantime, we will continue our multi-pronged approach to seek regulatory relief at the federal level while supporting those court cases that are built on a strong legal foundation.
We started planning for this trip last year, after we left Ganes Creek, Alaska, and headed back to civilization. I found 4.75 ounces of very nice nuggets and the group had a total of 47.47 ounces for the week.
True independence is rare among prospectors and miners. There is always someone or some agency that is telling the small-scale miner or prospector how to operate or requiring changes in their operations.
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