Sluicing at Rocky Bar, Idaho
June 2010 by Alan J. ChenworthLike any good prospector, I sampled the bedrock—and am glad I did. I found a half a dozen pieces in the first pan, so I took a second pan. The results were the same.
I metal detected a number of years before I saw my first nugget peeking out from the dirt before I had scraped or dug for it. This one was in the steep sidewall of a narrow, but deep drywash.
Cold, clear water flowed around my neck as I sat in a water hole on Discovery Gulch in Interior Alaska. I squinted up at the hot interior sun, as it seemed to be trying to mock me, frying me in it's 88 degree rays.
One of the greatest opportunities afforded to the citizens of our country is the right to stake and hold mining claims on federal lands. One doesn’t need to be a lawyer to stake mining claims, but a little bit of knowledge about mining claim laws can be helpful.
These are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
It turns out the old Anaconda Co. really did have 10,000 miles of tunnels beneath this mining city. That’s one of the findings by researchers who have produced a new map that charts the thousands of underground mine shafts here, providing a detailed look at some of Butte’s mining history.
When one of the major currencies in the world begins to decline steadily, based on monetary history we would expect a bias toward positive movements in the precious metals.
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