Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Know Who You're Dealing With (Part 1)

 (Don't spill your guts if you end up like this.)

I've learned a lot of lessons in my 36+ years as a small-scale gold miner and erstwhile treasure hunter...many of them the hard way. In this post I may be able to prevent some of you from making the same mistakes. Like they say, "Work smarter, not harder, " and that adage applies to more than just methods, techniques, and how to set up gear.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Developing Your Personal Power

I'm including another pathway (mini-chapter) from my self-help book as the subject of this post. Although not about small-scale gold mining per se, the content of what I have to say here is applicable to each and every context of your life, personal and otherwise. So why not take a few minutes and read what I have to offer you?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

$2,000 in a Shovelful of Dirt (Conclusion)

(Gold mining and treasure hunting are full of characters...Earl Dorr was certainly one of those.)

It's time to conclude Earl Dorr's tall tale about a river rich in gold flowing underneath Kokoweef Peak in California's Mojave Desert. Like most treasure tales, Earl's has no real ending and begs as many questions as it answers. Was Earl Dorr onto something big? Or was he simply a con artist looking to make a score?

Monday, June 20, 2016

$2,000+ in a Shovelful of Dirt (Part 4)

 (Earl Dorr's underground river was supposedly rich in placer gold.)

In this post I'll be cotinuing Earl Dorr's fantastic story of an underground river of gold in California's Mojave Desert. In my mind, Earl's story gets curiouser and curiouser, not unlike little Alice's adventures in Wonderland. But I'll let you be the judge of what I find curious.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Taking the High Road

I'm taking a one-post break in my series on Earl Dorr's river of gold to include another pathway (mini-chapter) from my self-help book titled, "Positive Pathways: a Simple Guide to a Better Life." I trust you'll gain something positive by reading this post.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

$2,000+ in a Shovelful of Dirt (Part 3)

 (The Mojave Desert is one huge chunk of hostile territory. But many parts of it are highly mineralized.)

It's time to move forward again on Earl Dorr's strange tale of a river of gold thousands of feet beneath the ground in the Mojave Desert. In this post I'll continue with selected passages from Earl's signed affidavit which purportedly confirms his find.