Watch Out for Split Estates When Filing Your Claim
December 2017 by Bryon Tolle
The only thing that saved me was talking to a local miner who gave me a “heads up” that private individuals owned all the mineral rights in that section.
I decided to focus my attention on some exposed bedrock that was along a little stream only about 100 yards from our cabins. My very first pan full of gravel showed several nice small flakes that were just big enough to be picked up with my fingers. That first pan showed that indeed there was some very nice gold to be had here...
In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
We panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
Mike and Machael dug in just downriver of that boulder pile and right away found good color and a few small pickers.
The fine art of panning heavy sands requires a measure of patience. If you enjoy panning gold, you ought to enjoy this too, once you get the hang of it.
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