The Perfect Summer
February 2014 by Kimmy KurtaWithin the first 3 hours he and I had found pocket after pocket of gold and couldn't wait to tell Levi of our treasure.
Science has shown, over the past few centuries, that there is a direct correlation between certain plants and their geophysical surroundings.
These are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
As I laid in my Jeep and tried to get some rest, I began to realize how tired I was. I felt like a little kid who walked around Disneyland for 12 hours with his parents.
Several areas came to mind, but each was eliminated for one reason or another. One that seemed to be hanging on was the old historic mining town called Placerville.
Feeling through the mud, I felt the weight and shape of what could only be gold. Throwing my hand in the water revealed a sixteen-gram nugget oozing with character.
Most of us know making a profit as a small-scale miner is difficult; however, sometimes we combine luck with a little skill and bring home a few ounces of the yellow stuff.
After your excitement peaks when you first receive the high gold assay from the vein you just exposed, you ponder how you will extract and sell your gold. You will need to develop a flow sheet for your process to optimize your recovery and minimize your costs and permit requirements.
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