Time Well Spent
January 2012 by Michael GreyshockTime is a commodity which if traded would dwarf the price of gold. Nobody has enough of it; we can’t make more of it; and whether squandered or spent wisely, once gone, it’s gone forever. To find gold we have to spend time.
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
Some media outlets have speculated the hoard of coins came from a theft at the old US Mint in San Francisco that was reported in 1901.
Gold is a fairly widespread mineral in the Italian Alps and in the Northern Apennines. It is found both in primary mineralization and in past and recent floods.
Modern-day placer miners have many advantages over the prospectors of the gold rush days. Our prospectors can reap many benefits from accumulated knowledge of the last 100 to 150 years, which is a long and impressive list.
BLM stated we had 30 days to amend our claim so that it fit within one 40-acre square or we would forfeit the claim.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
When working fine gold placers with a drywasher, there are some natural variables that can be beneficial as well as others that can be a hindrance to achieving good recovery.
The Bawl Mill • Southwest Alaska Gold Project Progresses • Good Assays and Bad • Where to Find Gold in Indiana—Part II • Who is a Qualified Person? • Reality of the Klondike • NWMA Show • River Dredging vs. Creek Dredging—Part II • Pot Hole Gold • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices