Time to Stake Your Own Mining Claim
February 2020 by Chris Ralph
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
A treasure-seeking young man whose name will forever remain anonymous made the months-long journey either over land or by sailing ship to California after word spread about the gold strike in 1849.
In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.
I was amazed and surprised, and I took a moment to admire how beautiful this coarse chunk of gold was. It later weighed exactly one-half ounce.
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