The Silver Islet Mountains of Utah
January 2014 by Alan J. ChenworthI set up my dry washer on the north side of the cut and sampled the bed rock and dumps around me. As I was only sampling, I ran for 20-30 minutes, shoveling from a variety of areas.
Some scattered reports say that gold may have been washed from streams here as early as the 1840s, but the undisputed major discovery came in 1870.
Exploration companies are actively looking for properties with profitable potential, even if the ground was once cast off as too low in grade to be economically viable. This is especially true in states that are reasonably friendly toward...
Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
When placer miners from the gold rush era began experimenting with the slope of their sluices, they must have pondered the ideal slope for trapping gold in a creek bed too. Logic suggests the same is true for streams...
A few quick calculations show that approximately 11 tons of gold are lost each year just in the manufacture of new cell phones.
Liberty, Washington is located in the mountains near Yakima and Ellensburg. There is nothing much in Liberty except for about 20 houses on patented mining claims and a lot of dry holes.
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
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