Surviving the Unexpected
September 2021 by John Norman
In this article, we will talk about how emergency response works in back country areas and go over some different ways to improve your chances of obtaining a good outcome should you get into trouble.
As a plaintiff in one of the lawsuits, I’m not allowed to talk about specifics in the court-ordered negotiations currently underway in San Bernardino. However, I do want to let you know we are making progress…
Our destination was some old hydraulic workings where the old miners had washed literally mountains of material away to expose gold in ancient river channels.
I have found gold more than 200 feet above the river. It was not unusual for nuggets of an ounce or more to be found in these deposits, but fine gold and flakes are much more common.
The old timers typically washed these areas down to bedrock, and some areas appear terraced. I would imagine this is because these hydraulic mines were generally where the miners found old Tertiary river channels on the sides of mountains that were gold-bearing.
When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
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