The Bawl Mill
December 2006 by Staff• Caught on camera...
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The story begins in the early 1940s in Vance County, North Carolina, on a farm that belonged to the Hamme family. During spring plowing in 1942, one of the brothers accidentally plowed up an odd looking rock and took it home to show his younger brother who was studying geology at Duke University.
Q: Is this gold or some other metal?
Placers that are directly associated with lode deposits are sometimes overlooked and may have good potential for those who are willing to search for them.
Detectors have been around for decades now. And with thousands of them swinging, many of the best or at least most likely nugget places have seen a swinging coil. The part that amazes me is that so many nuggets still get pulled out of these seemingly pounded places.
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Saturday came and it looked to have the makings of a dreary, misty day. Undaunted, I loaded my truck with my sluice, buckets and gear, and headed for the claim.
Imagine the liability protection of a corporation and the pass-through tax benefits of a partnership in one entity for your mining or prospecting operation.
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