Thinking Outside The Creek
March 2015 by Shannon PoeImagine for a minute the year is 1850. You’ve read and heard that gold was discovered in California and the creeks are so rich you can just scoop it up with your hands.
Back at our campsite, while the rest of us grabbed a late four o’clock lunch, Fallyn volunteered to do the clean-up panning.
How many more clays seams lie adjacent to known shear zones and quartz veins in the pocket areas of southwestern Oregon?
- Conversion charts and tables
- Solutions to anti-mining efforts
He began hiking my way and was as astonished as I was when he saw it. Another high five moment! It makes you wonder how long this gold had just been sitting there on the ground.
I got a signal but knew it was small. Still, I was very happy to find something. I continued and got another signal. Yes! A bigger nugget! Then I got another signal.
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.
We are both very experienced working this type of ground, and we quickly found the pay layer where we would focus our efforts. The bedrock has good gold, but so does the red hard pan.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Just Another Ordinary Weekend • Small-Scale Hard Rock Mining With Water Recycling • The Paragenesis of Gold & Silver Deposits • Getting A Successful Start in Metal Detecting for Gold • Placer Mining At Chititu Creek, Alaska • Gold Rush Continues in Africa • Gold Refining In The Ancient World • Tasers and Mining Don't Mix • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices