Wild and Scenic River Prospecting—North Fork of the American River
September 2012 by Don RobinsonToday it is getting tougher and tougher to find a place to prospect. There is one significant haven left for the small miner...
Adam’s condition had been deteriorating every step of the way. At times, I could only coax him ten or twenty feet before he laid down again. He refused to eat or drink. At this point, I realized we might not get out of the canyon by dark and might need help getting Adam out at all.
They… create negligible fumes and much less fly rock than blasting. Below are some tips on maximizing your effectiveness with these tools.
The higher the sensitivity setting, the louder and sharper the signal from a gold nugget or other metal target.
Breaking cemented gravels
This wash was not far from where I once dug a half-ounce nugget, so I knew there was gold in the area.
Mike and I each selected a side of the creek and started to work our way upstream. We both worked the water and sides of the creek, and better than half the gold found in this area is in the water.
The area was mined intermittently from around 1900 to 1915, but was also mined in the late 1800s, with a total output valued at about $100,000, which is around $9.5 million at the current gold price.
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