The Koyukuk-Nolan Goldfields
December 2005 by Ron WendtIt has been said by many, “One of Alaska’s most beautiful places in the world is in the Brooks Range.” You'll get no argument from me.
Of course, I know a bit about crevicing, but Steve seems to really have a knack for it, and I’m all about continual learning. I can always learn a few tricks from the pros.
Let’s assume you are an aspiring or amateur prospector and start this article with a question: What is the single most important piece of prospecting equipment that you should carry at all times in your car, truck or RV?
Highway 49—the “Golden Highway”—heads northeast out of Placer County into a stretch of Nevada County that is almost as busy as it was during the Gold Rush. The neighboring towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City are still booming—a beautiful location to live in the Sierra foothills.
Queensland produces about 25-28 tons of gold per year, which, while not in the same class as South Africa or North America, is still a respectable output.
Trommels come in two basic sections. The first section is called the scrubber unit. The second is the punch plate, where the gravels and ore of a specified size drop out into a variety of sluice box recovery units.
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