The Mid-Winter Nugget
March 2020 by Ray Mills
Some of the gold is placer that was beat up as it traveled; however, quite a bit of the gold is pocket gold that is running along the surface in this area.
So, how much rain does it take to cause a major movement of gravels in a stream and redistribute the gold? The technical answer is enough water to move the bed load of the river.
How rich does a hard rock ore have to be for it to be worthwhile to process and extract the gold?
Fortunately, there are products on the market that can address these problems and make a small-scale mining operation feasible.
It was June 2011, and my wife Fran and I with Grandson Lucas and good friend Ernie Cruz were attempting to get to our gold mining claim on the Middle Fork of the Feather River about ten miles from Quincy, California. Rain had poured down in the previous few days and the road in a large number of low places was under water. Following two hours of slugging through the mud...
Science has shown, over the past few centuries, that there is a direct correlation between certain plants and their geophysical surroundings.
I understand that a person without geological knowledge could be daunted reading a geological publication. You can pick out the good stuff from a geological publication without a lot of geological knowledge.
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