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April 16, 2017

How to Find Gold in a Dry Creek

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How to Find Gold in a Dry Creek

In California and Arizona there’s still lots of gold that can be found by the recreational weekend miner.

This video demonstrates the method used to find a Lead or Ribbon of Gold in a Dry Creek Bed. It demonstrate a systematic and logical STEP-BY- STEP method, which if adhered to will identify any Concentration of Gold that is present. Once the Lead if found, then it can be followed.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Recreational gold mining and prospecting has become a popular outdoor recreation in a number of countries, including New Zealand (especially in Otago), Australia, South Africa, Wales (at Dolaucothi and in Gwynedd), in Canada and in the United States especially in western states and California. Recreational mining is often small-scale placer mining but has been challenged for environmental reasons. The disruption of old gold placer deposits risks the reintroduction of post gold rush pollution, including mercury in old mining deposits and mine tailings.

Gold prospecting and mining activities allowed on public lands vary with the agency and the location. Gold pans and shovels are commonly allowed, but sluice boxes and suction dredges may be prohibited in some areas. There are public mining areas in many states, and prospecting may allow one to stake a gold placer claim or other type of mining claim in certain areas. Some public lands have been set aside for recreational gold panning. Some private land owners also give permission for small-scale gold mining.

The largest true California gold nugget, known as the “Dogtown nugget,” weighed 54 troy pounds (20 kg), and was found in Magalia, California. A 195-pound troy (73 kg) mass of gold mixed with quartz was also found. Alaska has many sites for the prospector, both public and private.

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