The April Fools Nugget
June 2023 by Cal Kellogg
Perhaps the most notable thing about skim placers is that they form on the top surface of gravel bars, as opposed to coarser gold placers where the weight of the gold particles allows the gold to settle down on or near bedrock.
Heading to the sierra for another adventure! On The Road Again..
The anticipation of finding out if the system of snatch blocks, shackles, chokers, anchor points, and the strap binding the massive slab of rock in the bottom of the river would even budge an inch was weighing on me.
If the material drops down out of the hopper too fast, it can overwhelm the riffles and you can blow the gold right out. If it runs too slowly, the riffles can clog up and the process is too slow.
Trinity County is located in the far northwest corner of California and stirs up many different memories for those who have been there.
He no sooner had turned around and started moving when I hollered again that I had another nice one.
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