The Big Gold Strike
September 2008 by Tom LeftwichJack had been taking a break while Roy was dredging and it was time for Jack to take over. He grabbed his hookah and weight belt, slipped underwater and headed for Roy’s location.
There’s Still Gold In Oregon’s Umpqua River
The Umpqua River, located in the heart of western Oregon, flows for several miles nearly alongside Interstate Highway Five.
Dairy Farmer Hits Pay Dirt
Gary Tainter sold his herd of dairy cows two years ago to dig for gold, and so far his venture is paying off.
The Iola Mine Group, Montgomery County, North Carolina
The Iola mine group is made up of four once active gold mines, the Iola, Washington, Golconda and Uwarra gold mines. Although this group of mines were some of the most productive gold mines in North Carolina for a number of years, and according to published records, some of the best managed, they had a relatively short life span for reasons unknown.
Gold Prospecting: For Better or Worse
We all love to see that first glimmer of gold when it peeks out from under the black sand in our pan, or feel the weight of a nugget in our scoop when we dig a good target. But sometimes things don’t go quite so smoothly.
New Prospecting Guides Available Online
Every year prospectors and rock hounds search Wyoming for gold, gemstones and other attractive rocks and minerals; the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has now made this hunt easier.
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