The Golden Surprise
January 2010 by Jonathan PorterThe thing about large coil, deep ground, big nugget detecting is the mind set you have to implement, which is completely different to the assuredness of a nugget or two if you chase the smaller but more prolific weights.
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
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It was early in the 2008 season on the Mokelumne River near Pine Grove, California. Considering the potential for high water through the month of June, my wife Fran and I set our sights on investigating some of the pot holes in...
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The day is old in the Rangely Oil Field in northwestern Colorado. I’ve paused in my southbound trip to take a gander at this historic field, one of the largest in the state. Intricate pipelines funnel water and carbon dioxide to the source rock far below.
Last month I wrote an article entitled “Good Assays and Bad,” which gathered a few comments.
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