Springtime Sampling In The High Desert
April 2018 by Alex Dolbeare
As the ground thaws and dries out and the warmth of spring starts to settle in, it’s time to start afresh with a new prospecting season.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
With a little homework and a methodical approach to sampling, a prospector can determine if a deposit is worthy of more of an investment...
Has anyone made it through childhood, or even adulthood, without at least one dream of finding gold or buried treasure? It is the stuff of daydreams—the kindling for the flame of hope. We so long for it that we eagerly accept stories and maps from friends and strangers alike that promise us fame and fortune.
During this trip we found enough gold to make us want to come back, even with the punishment of a very long, tough hike.
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
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.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Ask The Experts - What Do I Look For and How Do I Sample? • Ask The Experts - Prospecting Around Graeagle • Hunting Down Paystreaks • Deep Nuggets From The Strange Little Patch • We’re Still Thinking About It • How to Evaluate Mineral Claims—What to Know Before You Buy • Dredging Safety: Don't Ignore The Warning Signs • Russian Plane Spills 3 Tons of Gold on Runway • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices