Trails to Gold
August 2022 by Don Robinson
Reaserch is a critical step in finding new areas.
Because of multiple take-out points along a ditch line, the ditches themselves become a wealth of knowledge to us present-day miners.
I opted for the underwater portion of the river. All I have to do is float down the river and pick large flakes and small nuggets out of cracks and crevices while staying cool in the summer heat.
How many more clays seams lie adjacent to known shear zones and quartz veins in the pocket areas of southwestern Oregon?
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
Exposed veins and outcroppings can be a great source for gathering good gold ore for processing. Veins and outcroppings do require a lot of work to free the ore from its earthen grip, but this labor can be very rewarding.
I figured it would be quite conservative of me to shoot for about four ounces of gold instead of the twelve ounces I had found in 2013.
So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Ask the Experts • Quartz: The Indicator of Gold • On the Road • High Sierra Gold • Stamp Mills • Prospecting the Easy Way • The Importance of Prepping you Gold Detecting Spots • Hunting for Big Gold in a Haunted Canyon • PLP Update • Blast from the Past—The Source of Gold Mines Cranks up for Business Men • Resource Maven—Independent Analysis of the Resource Markets • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral and Metal Prices • Over the Divide: Retta Atkins & Darren VanHouten