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Monday, September 18, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Gold and Silver Treasures of Pancho Villa

Please read my latest article about Pancho Villa's Treasure. https://hubpages.com/education/Pancho-Villas-Treasures
Courtesy: Wikipedia - Pancho Villa (center) in December 1913, when his DivisiĆ³n del Norte of the revolutionary Constitutionalist Army was fighting dictator Victoriano Huerta

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Niche Site for Gold Prospecting and Treasure Tales

Almost all of my gold prospecting and gold treasure articles are on a new website. Here are links to all of the HubPro articles to date.
https://owlcation.com/misc/Not-So-Common-Places-I-Have-Found-Gold-A-Hub-for-the-Curious-Prospector
https://owlcation.com/humanities/San-Xavier-del-Bac-Mission-and-the-Esmeralda-Mine
https://owlcation.com/humanities/Indispensable-Companion-The-Gold-Prospectors-Burro
https://hobbylark.com/misc/How-to-Use-a-Gold-Sluice
https://hubpages.com/education/ways-to-test-gold-ore
https://owlcation.com/humanities/19th-Century-Gold-Prospecting-in-Arizona
https://hobbylark.com/misc/Finding-Gold-Placer-Deposits-Gold-in-Quartz-Veins-of-Gold-A-Gold-Piedmont-and-Minerals-Found-with-Gold
https://skyaboveus.com/misc/Lost-Mines-of-Southern-Arizona
https://toughnickel.com/frugal-living/Metal-Detectors-A-Hobby-with-Bountiful-Treasures
https://hubpages.com/education/Discovering-Ancient-Gold-In-Arizona
https://owlcation.com/misc/Where-to-Find-Gold-if-You-are-a-Newbie-Gold-Prospecting-the-Best-Places-Using-Gold-Panning
https://skyaboveus.com/climbing-hiking/Hiking-for-an-Abandoned-Gold-Mine
https://hubpages.com/education/Making-Placer-Gold-Mining-Easier-A-Piece-of-Desert-Equipment-the-Dry-Washer
https://hubpages.com/travel/Free-Panning-Gold-at-State-of-California-Park

Monday, August 07, 2017

Gold: What Is It?

If you are interested in cool history and facts about gold, venture forth to this article. Photos aren't bad either. https://owlcation.com/stem/Top-Ten-Interesting-and-Fun-Facts-About-Gold

Saturday, August 05, 2017

More News from Gold Country

You'll love this article. Talks about the new surge in interest by gold prospectors in the Sonora area.

Los Angeles Times
Riverbeds, once dry, are torrents, and California's Gold Country is living up to its ... David Villa sets up equipment to pan for gold in Eagle Creek, near ...

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Gotta See These Photos of Havasu Falls, Arizona

Some of the most gorgeous photos of Havasu Falls, Arizona that I have ever seen. I am a 60 year resident and never have gone. But these photos have forced me to put the falls on my bucket list. Hope you enjoy them.
http://localadventurer.com/backpacking-havasupai/

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Oroville Spillway Gold May Lie Untouched for Ages

Remember the recent Oroville, Ca spillway disaster? There are gold miners and prospectors up in the area who thirst to dig around it. They dream of the gold that may have been washed down from hillsides and upstream. But dream is all they can do. The work is intense up there to stabilize the spillway, and the property is restricted, anyway.

I dream about gold too. I often look at the mountains near my Arizona home and believe there must be gold in those hills. There is gold there, but the kind I can get at my be sparse. For 100 years, prospectors roamed the hills trying to find it. I have respect for them, because they had sharp eyes. To date my panning has produced nada where I live. The closest place I can go to pan and get anything is 45 miles. But looking at the beautiful geography gets me thinking of sugar plums and chestnuts, again.

The diversion pool is where these California prospectors want to dig. Though they claim that 95% of the time quartz is just quartz, I find that finding a snowy white piece sets alarms off in my head. My rule of thumb is to wave those discoveries with a metal detector. I have found that if the detector goes off and reads aluminum, steel, nickel or whatever, I take it home. I one time found a quartz piece that did that and cut it open with a tile saw. There was a thin vein of gold in it that just about set of my pacemaker.

According to one prospector, the California floods of the 1990's were a great time for panners. The locals are waiting for the waterways to dry out. They anticipate the later 2017 summer to be a wonderful time for those who know how to look for color.

In the meantime, I will dream about Arizona gold and hope for my first local panning find. That will be the day.
Photo
Oroville Dam on the Feather River in Oroville, California as seen from the air, looking east. The dam itself is on the right side of the photo, the concrete overflow spillway is in the center, and the emergency spillway is the vegetated slope on the left of the photo. Credit: Wikipedia: California Department of Water Resources - http://www.water.ca.gov/swp/facilities/Oroville/LakeDam.cfm



Friday, July 07, 2017

What's All This About Lithium

Lithium may be the new gold. Lots of tech entrepreneurs are eyeing the mineral with the latest advances in technology and battery storage. Death Valley appears to have a large deposit. Here is some info about lithium. https://hubpages.com/education/Why-Mining-Lithium-and-Lithium-Ion-Battery-Demand-Influences-Social-and-Economic-Issues

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fast Formation of Gold Deposits on Earth



Earthquakes formed gold deposits. Such is the theory of an Australian scientist. And, gold deposits were formed in a relatively short period of time in terms of geologic history.
http://www.geologyin.com/2014/07/new-theory-suggests-gold-deposits-were.html