Sunday, March 19, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
(Members of the High Plains Prospectors Club.)
Well, I'm back from my beach hunting expedition to the Texas Gulf Coast and will give you the hot poop about the trip as well as a rundown on the Garrett AT Pro metal detector in my next post. Right now I want to finish up the current topic since it's been over two weeks since I last published a post.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
In this post I'll be finishing up this timeline about placer gold discoveries in California's desert regions. There's still a lot of gold to be had in California and some desert placers have not been worked as hard as many people think. The problem is, however, that California has gone bat-shit crazy when it comes to allowing small-scale miners to do their thing efficiently and effectively. Go figure, huh?
Saturday, February 18, 2017
(This book was a staple when I first started working the deserts nearly 40 years ago.)
When most people think of placer gold in California they envision the Sierra Nevada Mountains, thick pine forests, and hard-running rivers like the Yuba, American, and Tuolomne. But the once-Golden State has plenty of placer gold ground in its desert or arid regions. Here's a timeline of those dry placer discoveries.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
(I checked these old coarse tailings at a location in New Mexico but alas...they didn't show much.)
In my previous post I discussed what tailings are and the two major types of tailings. I also alluded to whether or not they're worth working. Today I'll be talking about how to go about sampling or working tailings...that is, if the spirit should move you in that direction.