The Ups and Downs of Nugget Hunting
April 2017 by Fred MasonI returned to the WSPA claim. Still smug from my previous success, I was thinking I could not fail. However, the gold gods had other plans.
The only thing that saved me was talking to a local miner who gave me a “heads up” that private individuals owned all the mineral rights in that section.
Even if you are not ready to cash in right now, it might be good to evaluate your options and make a plan of action so when that day comes you know exactly what to do.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
The Wyoming Geological Survey released an online interactive map...
It is this ability to hear and respond to the faintest of audio signals that I believe separates the best nugget hunters from everyone else.
• Drones for the independent prospector
The same questions you ask yourself about gold trapping features in the present stream can be applied to the benches above the stream. Just imagine the stream at a much earlier time, before it cut its way down to the present level…
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