Looking for an adventure? Check out our consulting page - the 16:1 mine will allow people to metal detect their tailings - for a percentage split, and will allow camping on their private property. Additionally they'll use a loader to spread the tailings out for you. So if you're wondering what to do with a mini-gold hunting vacation - write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're new to all this and want someone to take you out gold hunting - drop us a line. We'll be out in the field all summer - good luck to you, see you in the fall.
Summer. That means mining. If you were expecting legal dredging this summer - nope. The recent release of the draft permit requirements by the California Water Board was exactly what we expected. Those who believe there is some type of negotiated way out of this mess - don't hold your breath. With the Water Board wanting over $2600 per year in permit fees, and unknown costs, and other permit requirements, it's time to acknowledge legal dredging is dead and its time for you to move on to alternate methods of mining. We encourage you to get your own claim and do your own mining. It's really hard to actually mine a club claim, so why not just get your own. There's thousands of them out there for the price of just filing the location documents, so what's stopping you?
With summer upon us it's time once again to head out and try to dig gold out of the ground while avoiding digging yellow jackets out of the ground. The sad truth is there's more yellow jackets than gold, but we suspect you won't mix the two up.
Dredging is illegal? Whaaaat? In the Murphy's Bar series we follow a pair of undocumented dredgers down on Starvation Creek. How do you end up on Starvation Creek? Following a hot tip of course. This is the original story in the Murphy's Bar series, and no, we're not done yet. So if you wanted to know how it all started, read on...at Staking Starvation Creek
Backpack dredges aren't just toys. Often a small dredge is the only size you can use in some small ravines with seasonal water. Many of these ravines have been overlooked and can yield good gold to those willing to hike into the remote canyons. At the end of the day its not the size of the dredge which counts, but the amount of gold....read more
Let's be honest. Running a dredge isn't rocket science. It pretty much comes down to sticking a nozzle in the water and sucking up gravel. The first time I put a dredge in the water I had no one to tell me how it went together and I might have skipped a step or two, but I pulled the starter, put the regulator in my mouth...Read More
If you've been wondering about the Newsletter, we're putting one together now and hoping to have it posted by the end of September. It seems most people are interested in gold and mininig claims, so the newsletter will focus on that. We're going to change the way we send it out, unless you actively subscribed to the newsletter, meaning you made a effort to actually receive it, we're going to delete all others from the list. We don't want to be producers of spam. If you want the newsletter, but didn't subscribe - subscribe. We let the automation handle the sign ups and drops.
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Should you be concerned when U.S. debt levels are 2000% of GDP?
In 1896 Miners on their way to work discovered the tip of a giant nugget exposed by recent heavy rains.
Gold has always been valuable. The discovery of treasure always makes for a good read.
198lb chunk found at the Australian Beta Hunt mine.
And yet more information on the Beta Hunt bonanza.
OK, we're not pushing this mine, but wow, look at the gold.
This isn't a gold story, but it's a good story.
This is a great story, one you've probably heard of, or read.
Another California big nugget from a creek which had been worked to death - amazing find.
Australia seems to be the place to go if you want big gold opportunity.
The top 5 nuggets which were never melted down - These things are huge.
Thanks to Alaska Mining for assembling this great read.
Nevada Outback has put together a nice set of articles on big nuggets.