United States National Gold Panning Championships
August 2000 by Michael OkeyCompetition Results
Natural gold is never 100% pure; all natural nuggets contain at least some impurities. We're going to take a look at just what some of those impurities might be.
...a presentation of these important trends—which coincidentally have dominated the recent news—and my resultant predictions for 2016 and beyond, will make up the majority of this column.
Okay, now for the story of not only the Mazuma flash-flood, but also of early day happenings in the surrounding Seven Troughs area as related to me by Gloria’s (late) grandmother, Gommie. At this time (1953-1954) Gommie was in her late 60s and often reminisced regarding her early life in Iowa as a schoolteacher...
...while the conference and some economic data were working to restore optimism, the world continued to receive a flood of negative economic news, some of it with ominous implications...
It was a milestone day in the battle to maintain the rights of miners to dredge on federal mining claims in California.
With every look at the box I was pulling out a few pickers and a nugget or two. The smile I had the previous night just got bigger and bigger throughout the day.
There are both hard rock and beach sand types of titanium deposits, but the hard rock deposits need to be at least 10 percent titanium while the beach sands often are economic with only two or three percent titanium.
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