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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.

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I made my way up past where I left off and the wash was going to end in about 100 feet. It was then I got a sweet signal.

Sixteen to One Gold Mine: Going Underground - Pt II


We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.

Exploring Snakehead


On our fourth trip, we finally reached the top edge of the old hydraulic pit, and it was monstrous.

Tips for Cleaning Gold Nuggets


I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.

Take a Kid Detecting


I thought things started off okay until I realized I had forgotten some of my gear and had to return to the house. My troubled start was not helped when my boy came up to me a few minutes after my return to show me his first nugget of the day.

Give That Club Claim A Chance


My first trip to the claim was the tip-off that there might be larger gold to be found. I brought my puffer drywasher and my dad to a local prospecting club outing that was held at the claim.

The Birthday Nugget Patch


Down around 10 or 12 inches I hit a large cobble that appeared to be one type of hot rock for this area. I thought bad things about the new technology until I checked the rock.

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