Teenager Finds Large Nugget
September 2008 by StaffFourteen-year-old Jacob Hopkins and his father Mike headed out like they do most weekends, to do a little fishing and hunt for gold.
So, how much rain does it take to cause a major movement of gravels in a stream and redistribute the gold? The technical answer is enough water to move the bed load of the river.
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• New DOI Director nominated
• More Forest Service restrictions in the works
• California suction gold dredging
I had my heart set on finding a large nugget on this trip, and it seemed to me that pounding known patches was not likely to turn up a monster. Inevitably I would spend at least half my day wandering off...
If it's gold, how should I clean it?
• National "Perk" Service
• Can't see the forest through the trees
• Outsourcing the sauce
• I'll be there in "spirit"
Opponents of Measure 7 warn that it will grow into a monster.
Although one of the smaller states in Australia, Victoria can lay claim to being the richest, especially in regards to large nuggets. An almost endless discovery of massive specimens highlighted the early years of gold mining here.
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