The Bawl Mill
February 2001 by Scott Harn• South Carolina Governor feels violated...
• Biting the hand that feeds you...
• A very seedy business...
• Better cash in some gold if you’re a football fan...
• Expensive bags will be around for a long time
• Year-end spending frenzy begins
• Illinois goes to the Democrats
The Forest Service recently announced a new area set aside for recreational gold panning on the South Yuba River, east of Nevada City.
Unfortunately for us mortal humans, we have a poor perspective on geologic time. When we look at a landscape such as a stream valley, we see it only in two, or at the most, three dimensions. We have poor comprehension of the valley’s fourth and most important dimension—time.
I like to think in terms of “conductive mass” because it is a combination of both the conductivity of the metal and the size of the target that determine how a detector sees conductivity.
Move over gold and make way for platinum and palladium. Investors are taking a shine to these lesser-known precious metals as their prices rise.
Rocky Bar sits on the north slope of Horse Ranch Mountain, and while the most productive placers were found in Bear Creek below Rocky Bar, most of the creeks on the south, east and north sides of the mountain contain placer gold and were worked commercially in the past.
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