Sunshine and Gold
January 2016 by Ray Mills
...I decided to excavate the semi-frozen high-bank that was resting on a soft shale bedrock footing. Within three feet, I encountered an intrusive!
I was amazed and surprised, and I took a moment to admire how beautiful this coarse chunk of gold was. It later weighed exactly one-half ounce.
In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.
In this continuation of the Midwest gold series we are going to take a look at the states of Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas, look at possible locations within these states to find gold and talk about areas where gold has been found in the past.
There is a unique anticipation that comes with waking in gold country. The long early morning rays bring warmth after a cold night. Restless nights allow thoughts of gold hidden in the ground for too long.
Sampling gold placers can be rewarding, but remember to treat the samples so you are not high grading or low grading your results. Learn the rules and apply them so your samples are accurate.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Detector Prospecting Accessories • Electrum: Gold and Silver Together • Drywashing Arizona Gold • Mineralized Faults and Contacts in the Search for Gold • A Successful Trip Through Gold Basin • Oregon Miners File for Summary Judgment • The Significance of Nuggets in Placers • The Strange History of the Utica Mine • Forest Service Seeks to Lock Miners Out in South Dakota • Maitland Bar Nugget to Go On Display • Company Says Central Idaho Project Feasible • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices