Thursday, April 17, 2014

Working Low-Water Bedrock (Part 5)

(Even a hand-held medical suction device like this may have potential when it comes to working low-water bedrock.)

In this post I'll continue to discuss various gold suction devices that can be employed to good effect in low-water bedrock conditions such as those currently impacting California and other western states here in the U.S.A.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Working Low-Water Bedrock (Part 4)

 (Going for the gold in California's low-water conditions.)

In this post of the series, I'll be talking about more mining tools and gear that you want to consider when working low-water bedrock situations. A main focus will be on "suction" devices, so let's get started.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Working Low-Water Bedrock (Part 3)

 (You can see the high-water level marks on these boulders that have been left high and dry along the bank of this stream.)

In this post and the next, I'll be talking about a few pieces of small-scale mining equipment and various hand tools you may want to consider if you're going to be involved in working low-water bedrock. Remember, extreme low-water conditions like those currently affecting California and other parts of the western United States offer exceptional gold recovery possibilities for those in the know.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Working Low-Water Bedrock (Part 2)

(A recently recovered nugget from California low-water bedrock.)

With the mining claim and access thing out of the way, it's time to get down to the nitty gritty as it relates to working low-water bedrock. So let's get to it (and while doing so let's pay particular attention to the text passages in bold type).

Friday, April 4, 2014

Working Low-Water Bedrock (Part 1)

 (Low-water conditions along California's South Yuba River. The S. Yuba carries very good gold, especially below the S. Yuba Recreation Area.)

In a previous post I promised to talk about working bedrock during low-water conditions similar to those impacting some of the West's rivers and streams, especially California. So here you go.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Golden Age of Bullshit



As I do on occasion, I'm veering away from the straight and narrow to rant, rave, and expound in this post. Read on only if you're not easily offended or don't mind having a personal "hero" or two body slammed. Remember, I warned you.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Metamorphics and Gold (Part 2)


 (Metamorphic schist with stringers or "waves" of quartzitic material.)

The relationship between certain metamorphic geologies and gold mineralization is an incontrovertible fact in many parts of the world, including the American West and Southwest. In the first post of this series I established some basics about metamorphics and in this post I'll be elaborating on things a bit more.