Prospecting & Detecting
Due to the lockdown, I spent lots of time indoors this spring and I decided to add a drone as a faithful mate in my research.
Fortunately, there are products on the market that can address these problems and make a small-scale mining operation feasible.
This was “pocket” country. All around were “pockets” that had been hand dug by old and new miners.
I poked my head out of the water and said, “You won’t believe what I am going to show you!”
I’ve been following the precious metals for decades, and I haven’t seen a move this powerful in many years.
The red dot on the diagram points out where the gravels there were also carrying, but not as much color. The gold was sparse below the point indicated.
There are many other locations in the area where gold has been found, but Woods Creek is the most famous of the creeks and gulches in the area where the 49ers searched for that elusive yellow metal.
Let’s set up a thought experiment: Suppose you had some material that ran one ounce per ton gold, which is generally considered high grade to fantastic grade depending on the circumstances.
From this I inferred that engine 2 had a carburetor problem. In this article, I discuss the specific engine/carburetor problem, and the surprising solution to this problem.
Ultraviolet light is divided into three levels, labeled A, B and C depending on the wavelength, with C having the shortest wavelength and the most energy.
The more experienced prospectors know these lesser known spots are the types of places where big finds are still made.
This same concept is true of many of our modern-day rivers, and we have to find out where their gold originated if we can.
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.
Mining claimants who wish to retain their mining claims on Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands through the 2021 assessment year must pay a maintenance fee or file a maintenance fee waiver certificate on or before September 1…