Tales of California Gold Discoveries 1st in a Series—Yankee Jim's
September 2005 by Lewis SwindleMost everyone has heard the term “gold is where you find it’” and probably have read how James Marshall, in 1848, while inspecting the mill-race ditch that had been dug to supply water for the saws at the sawmill that he was building for John Sutter, ended up finding the first pieces of gold within the ditch along the South Fork of the American River...
Like 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.
- Those “dog-gone” fraud charges
- Fake news
• New Zealanders know how to spend taxpayer money, too
• The anti-terrorism television
• Diverting federal funds...
• Finally! Your tax dollars truly at work for you
• Beyond the call of duty
• May the best spouse win
• Dishonorable discharge
I detect in a wide array of situations. I like to search for places that no one has been to. I really like to find areas that have never been worked at all.
• Dollars and (non) sense
• Speaking of overspending
• A hare-raising solution
• No longer in the majority
• Feeling a little vulnerable
The Bawl Mill • From the Editor • Lode Gold in Honduras • Explosives Camp Lets Students Explore Booming Career Path • Picks & Pans: Perseverance Pays Off • Irish Gold • The Best Copper Town Anywhere • Drywashing and Detecting for Eluvial Placer Gold Research is the Key to Success—Part I • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices