Why Is The Gold On Bedrock—Or Why Is It Not?
January 2022 by Chris Ralph
Gold on the bedrock is a good rule of thumb, but not one that is 100 percent effective. There are plenty of exceptions. So, how does a prospector recognize those exceptions?
All 28 groups listed agree that Section 402 of the Clean Water Act does not apply and no dredge miner should be asking a state or federal agency for such a permit.
The research I did for “Gold in the Slate Creek Basin” (September 2011 issue) found me chasing a channel out of the LaPorte territory headed towards the old mining town of Brandy City, California.
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
• Making a noisy dredge more quiet
As a gold prospector for the past ten years, I thought that I had a fair understanding of the steps necessary to find gemstones.
My wife Fran and I were brushing and repairing the road to our claim when we were interrupted by a fellow in a pretty yellow Jeep heading out to the local town of Quincy, California.
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