What Have You Got to Lose?
November 2016 by Chris RalphIt’s accepted knowledge that wet methods will recover more fine gold than dry methods and processing the gravel as a whole will get more gold than only using a metal detector. The question is how much more?
“Much of the ground where Ms. Hollingshead found her diamond is made of unweathered volcanic rock. When it rains, flowing runoff often leaves loose gravel, and sometimes diamonds, on the surface in these areas.”
A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.
...we finally got back to this exploration effort. The old works there were up above the old camp, which was very significant in size.
Trinity County is located in the far northwest corner of California and stirs up many different memories for those who have been there.
Today, the greatest gold rushes occur due to technological advances capable of discovering gold where it once was extremely unlikely or difficult.
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