Sixteen to One Gold Mine: Going Underground - Pt II
February 2020 by David Hughes
We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
Mike scored the best with a total of one-half ounce of gold nuggets. Tom, Brian and Greg each had pieces in the one and a half pennyweight range. The rest of us had small gold and nothing like these three.
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
While the Water Board documented the selenium levels in fish and noted they exceed the levels of mercury, they have yet to acknowledge the numerous scientific studies that show selenium effectively neutralizes the effects of mercury.
As I arrived at my detecting location, I got all my gear and headed up the trail. I had to stop and take in the devastation all around me.
The 316 Mining Company has not been all that successful, but does not ever seem to learn from their past mistakes.
I had a chance to visit the operation in person and talk with Neal. I was very impressed and I think our readers could learn a lot about building up a commercial placer operation from scratch…
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