Using Structural Clues to Locate Buried Placer Channels
April 2014 by Jim HalloranThey must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
This rock had been with a family for many years and they were cleaning up an old workshop that had lots of minerals and miscellaneous “ore” samples.
This is just the type of specimen that could have been easily ignored by the old-time miners. It felt a little heavier in my hand than a chunk of quartz of that size ought to have been.
The names attached to these areas came about from many sources. Many are easy to see why the name was given while others had a more contrasting note to them.
There were many small gold placers found and worked in the deserts in the old days, which had then been pretty much forgotten about. We all tried to be the first to re-discover these spots.
I have seen many samples taken originally with an eye toward getting the highest grades possible, but later someone claims that those results represent an average grade of the whole gravel deposit.
My girlfriend Beth and I decided to take our canoe down the Yukon and do some gold dredging...
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