February 2022 by Ron Kliewer
Working underwater certainly has its challenges, but since I wanted to learn how to blast underwater, I just needed to dive in headfirst and take charge of the operation.
Take a look at the picture—it’s pretty simple and you can build it yourself.
…these two guys are part of the new hi-tech generation who review new technologies and are always looking for new ways to apply them in innovative fields!
There are many other locations in the area where gold has been found, but Woods Creek is the most famous of the creeks and gulches in the area where the 49ers searched for that elusive yellow metal.
I’d like to offer some practical comments about staking and maintaining mining claims. Owning your own claim is the dream of many prospectors. I’ve made good money off my mining claims, both from the minerals I have found on them as well as from leasing out some of my claims to larger mining and exploration companies.
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.
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Claim staking as a job? • Ask The Experts - Tests for silver, platinum and rhodium? • Ask The Experts - Can refining be done without chemicals? • Small High-Grade Pocket Districts • Gold Detecting—Are You Up For It? • Crystallized Gold Mines of California • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Never Go Alone • Prepping Your Gold Detecting Spots • How Far Has That Gold Traveled? • 'Outer Space' Diamond Headed for Auction • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices