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The Plumas Eureka District

During any great gold rush, tales of fantastic finds abound—some are real and some are not. In the mother lode country of California, in the fall of 1850, there were a lot of fantastic finds and probably the wildest tale of that time was the story of a lake surrounded...

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California and US Gold Panning Championships


The objective was to pan down all the material from the three-gallon bucket, extract the gold into a small vial, and then signal completion. Every lost flake added a five-minute penalty.

Ask The Experts: Should I remove someone else’s claim post from my claim?


Q: Can and should you remove their poles and notice right then and there or should you wait until you have convinced them of their trespass?

Picks & Pans: The California State Nugget


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Silver Hill, North Carolina


To the writer's knowledge, this was the first discovery of silver and lead in North Carolina and perhaps one of the first official discoveries of silver east of the Mississippi River.

A Practical Approach to Dowsing


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Picks & Pans: Lost Below


The year was 1956. The place was a silver mine in Silverado Canyon, California. To familiarize you with the area, Silverado Canyon is located in Southern California near El Toro Marine Base, which is located near Majeska Peak.

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