25 RARE old Photos of the GOLD RUSH you WON'T BELIVE!!! More Information about the Gold Rush: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_rush Welcome to the WorldOfPics We have lots of classic and historic Photos and Pictures form the past. If you love History or just want to see into the past, this channel is for you. On this Channel you will find historic photos of Cities People and Presidents as well as old Photos form Technology and the Life in the past. Don't forget to Subscribe if you want to see more about the history of the world: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-dcg4bRv0PNfydeyaWVXpA?sub_confirmation=1 More Old Historic Photos in Playlists: Historic old Photos from History: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y26z-zSLVfQ&list=PL-k5kGxX642Mduf7y_rqLdBw3lL5STX-K US Presidents and Heads of States: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZInjLGhNOZ0&list=PL-k5kGxX642ONIZIpz0zFd82SIGzN02GI World of Pics Today's Historic Photos: 1 Interior view of mine and miners in the Mohawk Mine, Goldfield, Nevada, ca.1900-1905 2 Gold miners outside a bark hut, Queensland, ca. 1870 3 Miners thawing frozen ground with steam in an underground gold mine lit by candlelight, Gold Hill, Yukon Territory, ca. 1898 4 Woman and young boy using rocker to mine for gold on a Nome beach, Alaska, ca 1900 5 Miners and prospectors climb the Chilkoot Trail during the Klondike Gold Rush, 1898. 6 Miner's pack animals in front of mining supply stores, Goldfield, Nevada, ca.1900 7 Three children operating rocker at a gold mine on Dominion Creek, Yukon Territory, ca 1898 8 A group of miners pose in front of mine headframe, Goldfield, Nevada, ca.1905 9 Interior view of a mine California, ca.1900 10 Washing and panning gold, Rockerville, 1889 11 Miners in underground gold mine lit by candlelight, No 27 Eldorado Creek, Yukon Territory, ca 1898 12 Eldorado Creek, Yukon Territory, ca 1898 13 Woman using rocker in mining operation on Nome beach, Alaska, ca 1900 14 Underground mining at Klondike gold field, 1898 15 Placer miner on the Colorado River near Lees Ferry 16 Klondikers buying miner's licenses at Custom House, Victoria, B C, Feb 21, 1898 17 Klondikers carrying supplies ascending the Chilkoot Pass, 1898 18 Gold Miners boarding house, Klondike region, 1908 19 Four miners in front of log cabin on Dominion Creek, Yukon Territory, ca 1898 20 Gold escort, Roxburgh, Central Otago, 1901 21 Miners working below Hunker Creek, Yukon Territory, ca 1898 22 San Francisco during California Gold Rush, 1851. 23 Klondiker washing clothes with bucket and washboard in front of tent, Dawson, Yukon Territory, ca 1898 24 Gold Miner Emerging From Tunnel during Gold Rush, 1890. 25 Piles of freight and supplies on the waterfront, Dyea, Alaska, ca. 1898, during the Klondike Gold Rush
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This movie is the last remaining part of footage from an old video cassette that I owned. I believe that it is still available from the Empire Mines State Park. I do not own the copyright to this movie and this is being posted here under YouTube's Guidelines for informational and teaching purposes. Then I added pictures on my own of the Malakoff State park from days gone past when mining was active in the area to the end of this movie. This is a great addition to this hydraulic mining playlist, so watch history being taught from long ago & then learn & enjoy.
Views: 65385 Reed Lukens
http://yankeegoldprospecting.com/ Finding placer gold locations using google earth is fun & effective. In this video I show you the basic things to research. Steep gorges to flat meandering streams. How to pin point the locations & make notes. Then when you are ready for a trip you can write down the GPS. coordinates of the location. Program them into a hand held gps or a vehicle gps, to get you near the chosen area. This technique will work anywhere there is placer gold. Best if you know where gold was originally found. Streams or Rivers that gold has been found, in the past. I ALWAYS FORGET TO MENTION IN MY VIDEOS, THAT I AM A GOLD PROSPECTING GUIDE AS WELL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP FOR 2012, MY INFORMATION IS ON THE SIDE OF MY YOUTUBE PAGE. 100% GUARANTEED TO FIND YOU GOLD & TEACH YOU HOW TO FIND MORE ON YOUR OWN. Join me on Facebook for great group chat & information. New information added every week. Search Yankee Gold Prospecting New England on FB. Hope you have great success in your search for GOLD. Copyright 2012; Yankee Gold Prospecting NE. All rights reserved. you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, videos and/or the comments made about my photos / videos or any other "picture" art posted on my profile.No part of this video may be used or reproduced. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, or distributing. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee , agent , student or any personnel under your direction or control or direction. in any manner or means, including print, electronic, mechanical, or by any information storage and retrieval system whatsoever, without written permission from the copyright holder.
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Legendary old time prospector "Bullet" shows off pictures of gold nuggets he found during his life time living and mining on Butte Creek near Chico, California.
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I start out prospecting for placer jade but get thwarted by angry flying red ant hoards. I discover some aventurine quartz (I think) along the way and I go on the hunt for an old black jade mine I found on Google Earth. Jade prospecting in Wyoming. I filmed in 60fps to reduce camera jumpiness but I can't figure out how to get it to render correctly yet, so I apologize in advance for the jitter and my crappy filming, working on it.
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#goldrush #goldpan #goldprospecting Get out there and start your own gold Adventure! check out these mining essentials that I use to find gold, all at the lowest price online! Panning kit: https://amzn.to/2IvTdMu Sluice box: https://amzn.to/2Ggmk3E Gold metal detector: https://amzn.to/2GlLrSq Rock hammer: https://amzn.to/2IqjtZd Plastic Scoop: https://amzn.to/2IpSYDg Backpack/waterproof: https://amzn.to/2Dhn1sO Blue Bowl Concentrater: https://amzn.to/2Ip7CKW Come along for the ride as we find our best gold to date! The prospect is so hot that we are seeing visible gold before it's even in the pan! The Topcat claim is loaded with VG " Visible Gold" and the "locals only crew" is seeing it as we dig, sometimes before just laying on bedrock! Join "Topcat" Todd from TopCat Gold prospecting adventures https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOaeQqROQQrbNubc5RMBkyA, JC the "mining Hawaiian", Justin "the Monday miner", and Troy from Oklahoma as we scramble like crazy after that shiny yellow stuff!
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What is Snow Gold and where is it found? Where do placer gold nuggets go in the snow? Take a look at this video and I'll explain where snow gold goes when it floods and why. For more info on how to find gold faster when you are placer gold prospecting see https://SourdoughMiner.com/GDU/
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I can state unequivocally that I have never encountered a forked portal before as we discovered at this abandoned gold mine. Never… I have never seen or heard about one either. The reason for those twin adits branching off from the forked portal is a complete mystery to me too. If the lower adit had just been for drainage, why did they put rail in? If the upper adit was too small (and as small as the lower adit was, the upper adit was even smaller), why did the miners not simply expand the upper adit? This mine was too little of an operation to have had traffic that would have justified needing one route in and a separate route out (It wasn’t set up inside for that anyway). The upper adit intersected that large quartz stope and so it is not as if the miners missed what they were looking for and had another go at it. The two adits were only a few feet apart. So, any ideas from the audience? I’d love to hear them. It crushed me to not be able to access that upper level in the “forked portal” section of this mine complex… I did everything I could to get up there and there just wasn’t anything available for a foothold and there just wasn’t anything to grab onto to haul myself up. I think even Alex Honnold would’ve struggled in the heavy waders too. I took a lot of pictures and enlarged them as much as possible when I got home and it just wasn’t possible to see how far back that section went. Considering that the miners dumped most of the waste rock into the creek, it could go back a fair distance. The sketchy adit in the last video was fairly large (we didn’t even see all of it because of the caved sections) and yet it had no accompanying waste rock pile since it had all been dumped into the creek. As I was exiting from the upper adit of the forked portal section, it seemed there was a more contemporary bottle on the ground. I don’t think anyone came in the mine and left that. Instead, I think someone tossed that into the portal and when the snow melted in the spring (the point where there would be the most amount of water in the adit), it floated back there. I saw no evidence that anyone had been back there for a very, very long time and few people are willing to endure what I did to get back there. How about that rock test in the upper adit? Wherever that rock went, it dropped for a long time. One might assume it drops to that upper level I was unable to access (the one I discussed above), but that isn’t guaranteed. For one thing, it seemed to fall for too long. For another, it didn’t hit water and it seemed like that section I couldn’t access was pretty wet. Lastly, it isn’t possible to tell in the video, but the location didn’t seem to match up too well with the “forked portal” adit. Perhaps there is another adit that we missed because it was eroded shut? So many questions about this lode complex… As I mentioned in the description below the last video, the adits we discovered during this day of mine exploring were progressively older and so this was the oldest. How old? It is difficult to say with certainty, but this could go back to around the time of California’s Gold Rush given the history of this mining district. At one time, I believe this mine was completely separate from the mine complex we explored in the first two videos. However, it may have been incorporated into that complex at a later date, making all three videos of the same mine. The records on that are not entirely clear, but they suggest that possibility and it is fairly common for many mines to become consolidated into one. The amount of stuff along the creek was unreal. We weren’t looking for any of that either… That was just the stuff that was easily visible since it had been churned up by the creek. It provides a real sense of how much historic mining activity took place in this area. Imagine what someone with a metal detector would turn up! ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference. You can see the gear that I use for mine exploring here: https://bit.ly/2wqcBDD You can click here for my full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that colorful niche of our history is gone forever. I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 19310 TVR Exploring
Nuggets by Grant Presents - Large Gold Bearing Quartz Specimen "Historic Original Sixteen to One Mine" Famous Sierra Mining District in California Total Weight = 696.42 grams & 22.379 Troy Ounces Specs: 100m Length - Width 76mm - Thickness 45mm Specific Gravity Weight in Gold 18.19 Troy Ounces - Wet weight 617.87 grams Due to the Rarity of these Specimens as a whole the Gold Content in the piece is worth 3 - 5 x's the actual current Gold Market Prices. Many people also use this white contrasted quarts to make jewelry and this raises the price as well. All Specs Are Included In report , view pictures to Find Report- Specific Gravity was done on the GKS-3000 Gold Tester by Alfa Mirage _________________________________________________________________________ Gold Quartz Guide: What is it? Millions of years ago, gold was formed in quartsz deposits by hydro-thermal pressure, deep within the earth. Gold remaining in these deposits is called Gold Bearing Quartz or Gold Quartz for short. It is extremely rare, accounting for less than 1/20th of 1% of all gold found annually. Where is it Found? Gold Quartz is found in underground hard rock mines in the same areas where gold nuggets are found. In Alaska, it was first discovered in 1880 in the town Juneau. Regions of Canada, California, and Australia are also well known for Gold Quartz. Grading: Like other precious gemstones, Gold Quartz comes in different grades. Orocal is well know for having the highest quality authentic Gold Quartz with spectacular patterns of Gold. We grade the quartz on a few different factors being how white the stone is. The brightness of the white increases the value along with the vein of gold. The actual pattern and placement of the exquisite gold vein. In fact that vein is very pure around 23% purity. Authenticity: Some Stores sell man-made imitation gold quartz which is fragile and frail. This leads consumers to believe its natural when it clearly is not. When buying from me you know its authentic coming directly from Orocal the source. Nuggets by Grant offers a 110% money back Guarantee card which is called are certificate of Authenticity. THE ORIGINAL SIXTEEN TO ONE MINE, A PUBLICATION OF THE CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY After a long and colorful history, the renowned Sixteen to One gold mine at Alleghany, Sierra County, was shut down in December 1965. This was only after a long but vain attempt to surmount the difficulties that have beset the domestic gold mining industry since World War II. The production of this, one of California's outstanding mines, is estimated to be at least $35 million in gold valued at $35 an ounce. Much of this total was from small but surprisingly rich ore bodies, one of the factors that enabled the mine to operate until recently. The "Sixteen" was the last sustained commercial lode-gold mining operation in California; Alleghany was the last California community where the economy was based chiefly on gold mining. At the present time there are only a few intermittent prospecting operations in the district. Alleghany is in the southwestern portion of Sierra County, about 40 miles northeast of Nevada City by road. It is picturesquely perched on a narrow bench on the steep canyon slope, at the Tertiary-bedrock contact. The district is located in a belt or zone of high-grade gold mineralization that extends from Goodyear's Bar south through Forest, Alleghany, Chips' Flat, Minnesota, to Snow Point and Washington in Nevada County. This zone was studied in days past by such outstanding geologists as J. B. Trask, Waldermar Lindgren, H. W. Turner, and H. G. Ferguson. The total production of the Alleghany district is estimated to be more than $50 million at actual prevailing gold prices. As in many of California's Sierra Nevada gold districts, much of the earlier production was from placer mines; but since the early 1900's, quartz mines have been the principal source of the yellow metal. In addition to the consolidated operations of the Sixteen to One, other important producers of lode gold in the district have been the Brush Creek, Docile, El Dorado, German Bar, Gold Canyon, Irelan, Kate Hardy, Kenton, North Fork, Oriental, Osceola, Plumbago, and Yellowjacket mines. The Ophir, Rainbow Extension, Ted Star, South Fork, Tightner, and Twenty One, all originally separate operations, eventually became part of the Sixteen. Significant amounts of placer gold have been produced at a number of drift mines, the largest of which were the Bald Mountain, Bald Mountain Extension, Highland & Masonic, Live Yankee, and Ruby; and from small hydraulic pits at Chips' Flat and Minnesota.
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Silver, Gold, and Platinum group metals ores are presented in this second video which educates viewers on exploration and mining of precious metals ores. This is the Mineralogist's focus on the world of precious metals. The series intends to showcase the variety of career opportunities across all disciplines within the unique and exciting world of the precious metals industry. ipmi.org
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Where is glacial placer gold found? Let's take a look at what makes glaciers move gold and where you can find it. Placer gold from a glacier is unique. I cover all sorts of gold prospecting topics like this in the GDU. Look at https://SourdoughMiner.com/GDU/ More about placer gold prospecting too.
Views: 1142 Prospector Jess
A choreographed collection of our best video and pics from the 2014 season. I hope you enjoy my video! The songs featured are not my content - they are 'For A Few Dollars More' - from the movie soundtrack and 'The Good The Bad and The Ugly' from that soundtrack, both by Ennio Morricone.
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Tim Amavisca and his teenage daughter Hailey are spending some time in the Californian wilderness panning for gold. "The game plan was, move a couple boulders, try to get to bedrock, spend time with the daughter and hopefully find some gold." he explains. "With the drought going on, we're able to dig in more locations that wouldn't be accessible at later times" he says. Leaning over a bed of rocks in waterproof overalls, Amavisca reaches into the river and scoops shovelfuls of dirt into a plastic bucket. He and his daughter then pour the dirt into a sluice box that's used to trap gold flakes on textured rubber mats. Another amateur prospector Rudy Price sources the dry rocks of the Bear River with a shovel and pan, surveying the riverbed for good spots for prospecting. "I do understand that it's a dramatic impact on everybody during a drought that's this severe, but at the same token I'm taking advantage of it," says Price. The drought is bringing in many first-time prospectors to Pioneer Mining Supplies in the Gold Rush-era town of Auburn. The store sells shovels, buckets, pans, rubber boots, maps and mining books, as well as more advanced prospecting equipment such as sluice boxes and gold concentrators. Frank Sullivan, who opened the mining store nearly 40 years ago, says business has increased by 20 to 25 percent because of the drought. "Oh yeah, it's been good for business. I do live in the mountains so I don't like to see the drought. But the rivers being low makes for business being good. A lot of people's having fun. I've seen a lot of new gold coming through the door." Sullivan is concerned about the lack of rain because he lives in the mountains and worries about forest fires. With good jobs in short supply and gold selling for more than $1,300 an ounce, many local residents are prospecting to supplement their incomes Sullivan sold four-foot metal sluice box to amateur prospector Trevor Whitehead and his friend. "It's more of a hobby, but obviously if we hit a nice pocket, then yeah, I would love to make some money," says Whitehead. He says water levels at the North Fork of the American River are about two feet below normal, which has opened up new areas for gold panning. One of the worst droughts in California history has prompted the state and federal governments to severely cut water supplies to farms and cities. It's also left rivers and streams with dangerously low water levels, putting fish and wildlife at risk, as Jeff Kitchen, a hydrologist with the USGS California Water Science Center explains. "The stream flow in many of our rivers is probably about 10 percent or less of what we would normally expect this time of year. So there's a very significant, noticeable drop in what we would normally see." But for now gold diggers are making the most of the unusually warm, dry winter. Amavisca, who recently left the military, has been prospecting several times a week this winter, a season when it's usually raining and river levels are too high for gold panning. "If you see a good-sized flake, that's when you get excited," says Amavisca, who lives in Sacramento, as he looked for gold in one of the sluice box trays. The father daughter team then proudly showed of vial containing flakes of gold, a good day's work prospecting. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ea52d348fa56ea3f0fc9ec87d00619b8 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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This mine was once made up of several smaller claims and the earliest records I can find on those date back to 1867. However, by the turn of the last century (1900), these appear to have all been consolidated into the large operation seen in the video. Given the large number of adits and trenches, the number of collapsed structures (I only showed a small number of them in the video), the large stamp mill and the need for a cemetery, this was obviously a significant mining community during its heyday. The guys I explored this site with are the Gold Country Explorers and credit goes to them for locating it. Gold Country Explorers find and post pictures of some really awesome places. You can find a link to their material here: https://www.facebook.com/Gold-Country-Explorers-850167371691275/ To see one of those monster Fairbanks-Morse stationary engines running (and it is worth seeing), check out the great video at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_0xifuTqVA An early (1800s) California State Mining Bureau report had this to say about the mill at the site: “A 20-stamp mill was located on the east side of the creek, with 900-pound stamps driven by a Knight wheel under 94’ of head from a 1,650’ long ditch; only one battery of stamps was reported as being in running order.” A later report (1900s) adds these additional details about the mill: “The mill at this time is described as possessing a 50-ton daily capacity, with a jaw crusher, 10 stamps, and ball mill in closed circuit with a Dorr classifier. Riffles were set below the stamps, and amalgamation plates below the ball mill. Three Fagergren flotation cells were followed by two Kraut cleaner-cells. A 200-hp diesel engine drove a generator to supply electric power, and a 440 cfm compressor was driven by a 100-hp motor.” Now, you may notice a discrepancy here as the first description mentions twenty stamps and the second description mentions ten stamps. As you saw in the video, the ruins of the mill at the mine site now has ten stamps. So, does that mean that an earlier mill was torn down and replaced by a new mill? Possibly. However, in the picture in the video, which was taken in 1937, a flume can be clearly seen leading toward the mill. Presumably, it was still being used when the photograph was taken because it appears to be maintained and in good condition. So, perhaps the mill was remodeled or rehabbed and ten stamps were taken away? The first report mentions that only one battery was in working order… In further support of this idea is the manufacturer’s stamp on the stamp mill itself. Union Iron Works of San Francisco ceased to be an independent company in 1902 when it was absorbed into a conglomerate called the United States Shipbuilding Company. This, therefore, dates the stamp mill to the time of the original report and would seem to suggest that it is the same mill. The last records of work being done at this mine date to 1939. You can perhaps better understand how everything is laid out at this abandoned gold mine by knowing that I did not backtrack or meander at all during the video, but continued in a steady downstream direction. So, the order in which objects of interest appear in the video are the order in which they are laid out across this sprawling site. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 35682 TVR Exploring
Another installment of the Alpine County, California Mine Exploration Series. This time I visited the Meadow Creek Mine, just east of the local pass. It turns out the site is a patented mining claim, though it does seem to host outside visitors from time to time. The property was not posted as private, or with any other indication that the land was other than USFS land. All artifacts and items were left as found. Took only pictures, left only footprints! Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/desert_dog_exploring
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Prospecting a new creek, found some good gold. Carried my old camcorder and shot some video, used my cell phone to take some pictures. outro music - "BACK TO THE WOODS" by Jason Shaw (http://audionautix.com/index.html)
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The Lucky Dollar Mine was reported to be located in 1880. The mine has been historically known as the Powderly Mine as far back as 1890 when it was purchased by the T.V. Powderly Company. The mine did not begin to ship ore until 1890. The Lucky Dollar is the most recent naming of the property and is how it is currently referred to by local land management agencies such as the USGS and BLM. The mines are on 40 acres of lode mineral claim (MMC 234563 and MMC 234564) staked and owned (2017) by Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. These claims cover all the workings and mapped trending as it has been documented to date. The mines have shipped paying ores as late as 1964. Work is locally reported to be carried out on the property as late as 1990. The mine shows in good condition from what can be ascertained from the surface. There is an adit located roughly 80 feet below a shaft on the property. Both portals are in rough condition and will need rehabilitation to be safely accessible. There are no known mappings or deposit descriptions of the mine workings. The mines do show substantial amounts of high grade galena on the surface. There is easy access to the mines on county maintained roads on public land. The Lucky Dollar (Powderly) is reported to be primarily a silver mine, however, based on extensive geological reporting, it is thought that the mine is cut on similar deposits as other larger mines in the district such as the Cumberland and the Yellowstone. If this is the case, there is also small amounts of gold in sulfides to be recovered at depth. The Lucky Dollar is a part of the Castle Mountain District, which is basically an ancient volcano. The geological trends associated with volcanic deposits are text book in nature and should provide excellent opportunity for profitable development. The two (2), twenty (20) acre contiguous claims span across all of the workings of the mines. These claims are situated in an east-west orientation. The original Powderly (Lucky Dollar) was situated in a North South orientation. Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. set the claims as show below to cover all of the relevant workings in the area and to verify that all interest in the mine are covered by the claims. The mine portals occur at or around 6400 feet in Elevation. The highest point on the claims is 6800’. See the images and get a full technical reporting of the property at: https://goldrushexpeditions.com/mining-claims-for-sale/mining-claims-for-sale-lucky-dollar-mine/
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As I was struggling to explain in the video during my graceful, acrobatic leap off of the quartz ledge, a local historian advised us that during World War II, this abandoned mine was worked not for gold (which is what was originally mined here), but for its crystals that were used in radios. Google “crystal oscillator" if you’re curious how that works… During World War II, many American mines that extracted minerals such as gold and silver that were not considered essential to the war effort were ordered closed by the U.S. government. By contrast, mines that pursued tungsten or other such minerals (or crystals) were aggressively supported. Going farther back, there is a story the old-timers told in the past (unfortunately, these old hands are no longer with us) about a large group of Mexican miners that used to work an unknown section of the canyon where this mine is located. The story from the old-timers is that when the Mexican Revolution (which started in 1910) really started getting serious, that the Mexicans were compelled to return home. So, one day, an incredibly long mule train, loaded down with ore and equipment wound its way up and out of the canyon on the long trail back to Mexico. These Mexican miners never returned. I don’t know if that story is true (but it came from reliable sources) and I don’t know if the Mexican miners were working the quartz veins shown in this video. However, there are only four mines in this canyon and I KNOW it wasn’t two of those four. Therefore, it is a distinct possibility and it is worth mentioning, I believe. We were quite impressed by how extensively this quartz zone had been worked on both the surface and underground. Whether it was Mexican miners or someone else, they really worked this canyon thoroughly! I would love to see pictures of how it looked then. Early written descriptions of this mine indicate that a simple stamp mill was sufficient for milling the ore since the quartz veins harbor almost no sulfide. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 20049 TVR Exploring
There is quite a lot to this abandoned mine site and so while I found a fair amount when I was wandering around on my own, I still missed interesting pieces of mining equipment that Michael showed me the next day. Further, I’m quite confident that there is plenty more scattered around in the brush or underneath the ruined buildings that we both missed. Eventually, forest fires will roar through all of the areas where these abandoned mines we document are located. When that happens, many hidden adits and pieces of metal equipment that were hidden away in brush will be revealed. It certainly isn’t in any way worth having a forest fire for, but it is an interesting side effect. As I mentioned in the prior video in this series, credit for our trip to this mine site goes to Gold Country Explorers. They get out in the forests (mostly in California’s Gold Country) and have an uncanny knack for tracking down stamp mills and other impressive elements of our industrial history – not to mention, a fair number of adits too! Check out their site – they post some great pictures on there: https://www.facebook.com/Gold-Country-Explorers-850167371691275/ It felt good to discover that adit that the Forest Service missed near the top of the hill. They are pretty thorough, but some things are not easy to spot in the forest and many adits are not marked on the topographic map. As I mentioned in the video, I’d like to show you the portal and how this adit was essentially hiding in plain sight. However, if I post that, the Forest Service will be able to find it pretty easily and will be out there as soon as the snow melts to gate it. So, I reluctantly declined to share the view from the outside. Like I said in the video, we need to preserve some of our industrial history outside of a museum. I also think it is important to maintain at least something in the way of the spirit of adventure and the excitement of discovery in our increasingly fearful and risk-averse society. The site of the shaft that we visited toward the end of the video was so badly degraded that I mistakenly speculated that it was an adit (easy to do when there were adits all over the place). However, my subsequent research demonstrated that it was, in fact, a shaft. I could not find many records on it, but the shaft dropped down for almost four hundred feet and apparently had two levels to tap into the hard rock gold veins underground. The large waste rock pile all around that section is supposed to be from the shaft. I’m not sure how the ore was transported from the shaft to the mill, but I’d be curious to know. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
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When gold was first discovered in Alabama in the 1830s, years before California’s famous gold rush, thousands of miners and prospectors flocked to places like Arbacoochee in Cleburne County and Goldville in Tallapoosa County. In the early twentieth century, Hog Mountain, located in northwest Tallapoosa County, became one of the top gold producers in the Appalachian states. This month, author and Hog Mountain native Peggy Walls will trace a century of gold mining in Alabama. Peggy Jackson Walls earned her bachelors degree in secondary education at Auburn University in Montgomery and her masters in liberal arts, with a minor in Southern history, at Auburn University. She has taught at Auburn University and the University of Phoenix online, among others. Walls is co-author of Alexander City: Images of America. Her book Alabama Gold: A History of the South’s Last Mother Lode was published by Arcadia Publishing and the History Press in 2016. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the presentation. Admission to Food for Thought presentations is always FREE! The public is invited to bring a brown bag lunch. Complimentary beverages are provided. For additional information, call (334) 353-4689. Food for Thought 2017 is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Alabama Archives and the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Alabama Department of Archives and History is the state’s government records repository, special collections library and research facility, and is home to the Museum of Alabama, the state history museum. It is located in downtown Montgomery, directly across the street from the State Capitol. The Archives and Museum are open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 to 4:30. The EBSCO Research Room is open Tuesday through Friday and the second Saturday of the month from 8:30 to 4:30. To learn more, visit www.archives.alabama.gov or call (334) 242-4364.
Views: 1077 Alabama Department of Archives & History
http://yankeegoldprospecting.com/ My first testing of my home made high banker/Dredge. This is an amazing tool. Now I can dig in the high bank river gravels and instead of digging up a couple shovels of clay. With the Hydro Force, I can get to the clay and suck the gold up off it. I was excited to see that when I checked the gravels that washed out of my sluice box, there were only a couple specs of Micron gold that washed out. 99% recovery Come visit the Wild Ammonoosuc River. I am a gold prospecting guide. Be it dredging, panning or high banking. I will put you on some gold guaranteed. Check out my facebook page to see more pictures of the gold I have been finding. Yankee Gold Prospecting New England, on facebook. If you decide to go gold prospecting and want to spend a great weekend on the river. Stop in to the Twin Rivers Campground, in Bath NH. They own the lower mile on the Wild Ammonoosuc. A great family & friends get away. See you on the river. Jim Copyright 2012; Yankee Gold Prospecting NE. All rights reserved. you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, videos and/or the comments made about my photos / videos or any other "picture" art posted on my profile.No part of this video may be used or reproduced. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, or distributing. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee , agent , student or any personnel under your direction or control or direction. in any manner or means, including print, electronic, mechanical, or by any information storage and retrieval system whatsoever, without written permission from the copyright holder.
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Part 1 of the Hydraulic Gold Mining series. Featuring the devastation of the 1800's Hydraulic mining operations. A first hand look at an old sluice box and the Blue Lead along with some history and pictures. A great informational playlist that goes into every different aspect of hydraulic mining that I could think of. There is a lot of knowledge passed on in this 3 part series and then there are more movies added in on this playlist. If you find more movies with some new information on hydraulic mining that should be included in this playlist then let me know the url & I will add them in here for the person who has them posted :)
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Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/ Mining Claims for Sale: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/store/mining-claims-for-sale/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRushExpedinc National Bureau of Mines: http://www.nationalbureauofmines.org/ Today on Gold Rush Media, Jessica walks us through the Tiger Lily Mine. The Tiger Lily is located in Pershing County, Nevada. This mine is historically known as the Rabbithole shaft. It's a wide, decline that works a rich vein of quartz with gold and silver. The surveyors estimated the shaft depth at 225'. There is what appears to be an adit that may have been used as a haulage tunnel at the base of the canyon below the mine. This corresponds with the location of the stone house. A likely scenario that the stone house was built near the lower side of the mine. The quartz lode that runs down into the workings is not worked out. The gold is all native, or free milling gold. Unlike a placer mine, you are bringing out strictly gold and not just sifting through dirt. So don't be surprised when you pan out a few ounces at a time. That's the benefit of lode mining.
Views: 3588 Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc.
Here's the gold I got from two part days panning/prospecting in the hills around Southern California...two pickers and some small flakes, specks and pieces. For those that always want closure on a trip of mine, here's the gold in a video vs. picture. Enjoy! Randy "C-17A"
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GOLD MAPS Gold Maps Online -- The Best Gold Maps! Are you looking for legal places that you can go and prospect for gold. One of the last things you want to run into deep in the desert or deep in the woods is some angry prospector who claims you have mistakenly wondered on to his claim. Those guys tend to have shot guns and know how to use them! We're going to show you a product from Gold Maps Online that integrates with Google earth. If your new to prospecting or even a seasoned prospector you may not know that with Google Earth you can go and check out an area that you want to prospect and really get up close to the terrain, the rivers or washes before you even leave your home. You may have found a place you want to prospect but now you need to know if you're legally allowed to. When you purchase a Map from Gold Maps Online what you get is a current map of claims that have been filed. You are going to then be able to see on Google earth the following Active Load Claims Active Placer Claims Inactive Load Claims Inactive Placer Claims Areas that have No Claims Filed On them. Currently I am not a member of any of the groups that have claims that you can go prospect, so I have to look for areas next to claims and these maps have become an invaluable tool for doing just that. You can load maps on your laptop or touch pad and take them with you. I have a laptop that has a GPS I can hook up to it so it makes this even better for me. I can throw my laptop in my backpack or pack it on the quad and when I find an area I want to check out I can see if there are any claims on it or not and if not off I go. Gold Maps Online has an extensive list of states they carry and at a price of $20 bucks it's been a fantastic tool that's been added to my prospecting tool set. If you have any questions or want to learn more you can visit there website at www.GoldMapsOnline.com If you liked this video give it a thumbs up, visit our website at www.GoldProspectingInArizona.com or visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/GoldProspectingInArizona.com
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Visit us at http://www.bearbottommining.com - Check out this new secret gold mining tool to make your gold prospecting MUCH more productive! Also saves precious stones. It's a high quality product that you'll love using. (This video is the high resolution version of the demonstration. For lower resolution video for slower connection speeds, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4CihVUiAe0.)
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20 acre gold mining claim in Idaho
Views: 1978 Steven Cyros
While taking a couple down to our mining claim to take pictures for a book on California Mining, we encountered a helicopter taking on water from one of our ponds to fight the devastating Robbers Fire which started July 11, 2012 just below our claim. You couldn't get much closer unless you were in the bucket (or in the 'copter!). The prop blast and deafening noise made holding my video camera steady very tough, but I think you'll get the idea!
Views: 771 Tom Fischer
In this video I try to address the most common question from detectorists, "what kind of rock do I look for to find gold?". The name of the prospector I could not think of is - Tom Murray and the nugget mentioned is at 12 o'clock in the group of nuggets picture...
Views: 88198 BogiZemlja
Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/ Mining Claims for Sale: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/s... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRushExpe... National Bureau of Mines: http://www.nationalbureauofmines.org/ At Gold Rush Expeditions we receive quite a few inquiries about what gold ore looks like on a daily basis. In response we've put together this video from our own personal ore collection. These nine samples convey a wide gamut of ore types from the desert locales of the far southwest to the high elevations of Colorado and Montana. We hope that this will help you the prospective Miner in all of your mining adventures. Good Luck, and get to finding that gold! Companion Article: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/how-to-mine-for-gold/how-to-mine-for-gold/what-gold-ore-looks-like/
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The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0671255371/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0671255371&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=e466e8af410d510aab178d97d3765afc The first to hear confirmed information about gold in California were residents of Oregon, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), western Mexico, and Central America. They were the first to go there in late 1848. All told, the news of gold brought some 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad. Of the 300,000, approximately half arrived by sea and half came overland from the east, on the California Trail and the Gila River trail. The gold-seekers, called "forty-niners" (as a reference to 1849), often faced substantial hardships on the trip. While most of the newly arrived were Americans, the Gold Rush attracted tens of thousands from Latin America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. At first, the gold nuggets could be picked up off the ground. Later, gold was recovered from streams and riverbeds using simple techniques, such as panning. More sophisticated methods were developed and later adopted elsewhere. At its peak, technological advances reached a point where significant financing was required, increasing the proportion of gold companies to individual miners. Gold worth tens of billions of today's dollars was recovered, which led to great wealth for a few. However, many returned home with little more than what they had started with. The effects of the Gold Rush were substantial. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boomtown of about 36,000 by 1852. Roads and other towns were built throughout California. In 1849 a state constitution was written, and a governor and legislature were chosen. California became a state as part of the Compromise of 1850. New methods of transportation developed as steamships came into regular service. By 1869 railroads were built across the country from California to the eastern United States. Agriculture and ranching expanded throughout the state to meet the needs of the settlers. At the beginning of the Gold Rush, there was no law regarding property rights in the goldfields and a system of "staking claims" was developed. The Gold Rush also resulted in attacks on Native Americans, who were forcibly removed from their lands. An estimated 100,000 California Indians died between 1848 and 1868, and some 4,500 of them were murdered. Gold mining also caused environmental harm to rivers and lakes. Overnight California gained the international reputation as the "golden state". Generations of immigrants have been attracted by the California Dream. California farmers, oil drillers, movie makers, airplane builders, and "dot-com" entrepreneurs have each had their boom times in the decades after the Gold Rush. The literary history of the Gold Rush is reflected in the works of Mark Twain (The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County), Bret Harte (A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready), Joaquin Miller (Life Amongst the Modocs), and many others. Included among the modern legacies of the California Gold Rush are the California state motto, "Eureka" ("I have found it"), Gold Rush images on the California State Seal, and the state nickname, "The Golden State", as well as place names, such as Placer County, Rough and Ready, Placerville (formerly named "Dry Diggings" and then "Hangtown" during rush time), Whiskeytown, Drytown, Angels Camp, Happy Camp, and Sawyers Bar. The San Francisco 49ers National Football League team, and the similarly named athletic teams of California State University, Long Beach, are named for the prospectors of the California Gold Rush. In addition. the standard route shield of state highways in California is in the shape of a miner's spade to honor the California Gold Rush. Today, aptly named State Route 49 travels through the Sierra Nevada foothills, connecting many Gold Rush-era towns such as Placerville, Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Coloma, Jackson, and Sonora. This state highway also passes very near Columbia State Historic Park, a protected area encompassing the historic business district of the town of Columbia; the park has preserved many Gold Rush-era buildings, which are presently occupied by tourist-oriented businesses. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_gold_rush
Views: 6148 The Film Archives
This classic short film from Pierre Berton depicts the Klondike gold rush at its peak, when would-be prospectors struggled through harsh conditions to reach the fabled gold fields over 3000 km north of civilization. Using a collection of still photographs, the film juxtaposes the Dawson City at the height of the gold rush with its bustling taverns and dance halls with the more tranquil Dawson City of the present. Directed by Wolf Koenig & Colin Low - 1957
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I have NEVER had to struggle to find a parking spot to explore an abandoned mine before, but that was exactly our experience in visiting this impressive limestone mine in the Italian city of Florence… After finally locating a place to park (it is never easy to find parking in Italy in a large urban center), we then had to walk several blocks along busy city streets in our mine exploring gear. This was a little awkward - particularly on the way back, when we were all muddy... Fortunately, we were soon at the giant mill connected to this mine and were able to get away from the urban noise and traffic into a slice of nature remaining on the grounds of this sprawling site. Do you see those hills in the background of the thumbnail image that overlook the city of Florence? That’s where we were - on the edge of the city. You can actually see the mine if you zoom in on that picture. It feels like a strange place for a large mine, to say the least, but there was a fantastic limestone deposit there and we weren’t so squeamish in the past about large industry and large projects. Apparently, this mine actually extends up the hill on various levels. One can only imagine what those levels higher up the hill must be like. The mill is massive though and so I’m sure those additional workings are too. We didn’t see any ore passes dropping into the level we explored from workings above. However, it is possible that some of the caved sections we encountered concealed these connections. Alternatively, the mine may have had a tram system carrying buckets of limestone down to the mill from high up on the hill. I actually saw a massive tram system like this in another part of Italy last year that supported hundreds of buckets – spaced approximately forty feet apart – running on a continuous loop up and down a mountain. It was a really impressive sight to see and I would love to have shot some video of it for you, but it was along a narrow mountain road with a fair amount of traffic and absolutely nowhere to pull over. In contrast to a valuable mineral like gold, limestone has to be mined on a very large scale to be profitable. So, in my experience, limestone mines are always huge. Thus, we see things like those corridors of pillars and cavernous stopes where vast amounts of limestone were extracted. My exploring buddy for this day was Alessio (who discovered this site) and his exploring channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoy6TTAGyJDVPxv9DQrs3LA ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference. You can see the gear that I use for mine exploring here: https://bit.ly/2wqcBDD You can click here for my full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that colorful niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
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Ever wonder how people mined for gold? Have no fear! You can use a pan, a large drill, and even explosives! Anthony did some digging and found out many of the methods that people get that rare substance out of the ground and into your wallet! Don't miss Discovery's epic three-night event! Klondike premieres Monday, January 20th at 9|8c on Discovery Read More: Modern Gold Mining http://money.howstuffworks.com/30924-modern-gold-mining-video.htm "With the price of gold at all time highs, a familiar fever is sweeping Alaska." Gold Price Ounce http://www.goldpriceoz.com/ "Current gold prices per ounce and gold prices history." Improvements in Stope Drilling and Blasting For Deep Gold Mines http://www.saimm.co.za/Journal/v075n06p139.pdf "The rate of face advance in the gold mines is between 3 and 10 m a month, with a median value of about 5 m a month; it follows that faces are blasted less frequently than is planned." Gold Mining - Methods http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_mining#Methods "Placer mining is the technique by which gold has accumulated in a placer deposit is extracted." How Does Gold Mining Work? http://www.wisegeek.com/how-does-gold-mining-work.htm "Gold mining can use several different techniques, depending on the situation involved and the type of mining being done." What is the Role of Cyanide in Mining? http://www.miningfacts.org/environment/what-is-the-role-of-cyanide-in-mining/ "Cyanide is a naturally occurring chemical that is found in low concentrations throughout nature including in fruits, nuts, plants, and insects." Gold Fun Facts http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/gold/eureka/gold-fun-facts "It has been estimated that, worldwide, the total amount of gold ever mined is 152,000 metric tons, only enough to fill 60 tractor trailers." Watch More: 5 Surprising Uses for Gold http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnsJEEEgbvY TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-437-pets-make-us-healthier?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT The Truth About Diamonds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjUCAMFVjaY ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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Finding Gold from High Water looks at how peak flooding shows you where to find more gold. See https://SourdoughMiner.com/20-20/ for more about how water affects you when placer gold prospecting. Understanding this will help you find placer gold after the high water settles. The area referred to is in the coastal mountains of Southern California. Keep these torrential gold concentrating flash floods in mind when you are out gold prospecting.
Views: 1038 Prospector Jess
This large lode mine, the Four Hills, has been on our wish list for a while. However, it is located in one of the most inaccessible regions of California’s Sierra Nevada range and it literally took hours of difficult off-road driving to reach. So, you can see why we didn’t just pop out for a quick explore sooner. The commanding feature of the Four Hills Mine is a “hanging wall of quartz” as the miners described it, which is embedded throughout the mine site. As such, the mountaintop is honeycombed with shafts, open stopes and winzes. Inside the main shaft and the two primary adits, numerous crosscuts and cavernous stopes completed the hollowing out process. And there may yet be additional shafts and tunnels that we did not discover as we found several that were not marked on any maps and we know we missed some features that were obscured by the brush. The main quartz vein was exploited via a vertical shaft descending for 300 feet. A lower adit, that served double duty as a drain tunnel, intersected the shaft 150 feet below the surface and numerous crosscuts and stopes, one measuring more than 70 feet in height filled this lower adit. A separate drift ran for more than 1300 feet from the point where the drain tunnel met the shaft. Another 100 feet below the drain tunnel juncture in the shaft a separate drift ran for 300 feet. The upper adit, known as Upper Mill or the Mexican Tunnel, ran 1600 feet into the mountain chasing the hanging quartz wall and is notable for the size of its stopes – some exceeding 300 feet in size – and for its numerous connections to crude shafts on the top of the mountain. The lower adit was closed up, either intentionally or by erosion, and so I did not film it. However, the waste rock piles outside the portal rivaled the enormous heaps of rubble at the upper adit and provide further evidence of how hollowed out this mountaintop really is. Equipment at the mine site included generators, Pelton wheels, an electrically driven compressor, a hoist powered by compressed air, a kiln and a 20-stamp mill. Given the extremely steep, rough roads leading in to the mine, it is extraordinary to imagine the heavy equipment at the mine being dragged in by teams of horses or oxen. Perhaps the audience can tell by the wind howling around us in the video that the weather up at the Four Hills Mine is fairly extreme. The mine sits at a high altitude in the Sierra Nevada range and has very little in the way of trees or other vegetation protecting it from the elements. An historical picture of the mine that can be found online shows snow up to the rooftops of the buildings at the Four Hills Mine.
Views: 13305 TVR Exploring
We had a customer bring down some black sand tailings from a placer operation he had access to. He said the miners had removed all the gold the could from the black sands and these were the tailings left over after they were finished. The 30 lbs of material he ran had between 1-2 grams of gold! I was amazing to see how much more gold was recovered by our shaker table from "tailings". This was some very rich material and unlike hardrock ore this stuff is just sitting there in piles ready to be dug up and put on a shaker table, no need to mine it or blast it or crush it. If you have black sand tailings from old placer operations please send us a sample and see if we can recover any more gold from your material. Please email or call: Email: [email protected] Phone: 360-595-4445 Website: http://www.mbmmllc.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MBMMLLC
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More information and pictures at www.ArizonaMiningClaims.com OR call 928-HAS-GOLD Gold Field 1 & 2 placer claims are twenty acres each encompassing over 1,500 feet of large dry creek bed located minutes from Wickenburg, Arizona. The amount of gravels and black sands speak for themselves, it's up to you to decide how you want to tackle it and whether the material grade fits your economic feasibility. Most claims in this area produce well. This may be the one you choose for your next mining project! Access could be improved as it is currently 4WD. Permitting should not be a problem for heavy equipment as other claims in the are have been approved in the past. It is an inexpensive way to get into small/med scale mining. Call to schedule a visit to the site and sample it. Song: Dawn's Battle (Instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/ramblinglibrarian/52995
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See where placer gold and platinum nugget shapes tell a story of what to look for to find more gold nuggets (or platinum deposits too.) Relates to https://Sourdoughminer.com/20-20/ placer gold and lode gold prospecting techniques.
Views: 566 Prospector Jess
Pictures of family and me, spending time looking and finding gold. and some of the gold found.
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More information and pictures at: www.ArizonaMiningClaims.com This unpatented 20 acre placer mining claim is located in the Black Hills area about 5 miles directly North of Wickenburg. There are places near the claim to camp if you want. It has great access and an interestingly bizarre amount of geologic activity for the amateur geologist to take in, from metamorphic to volcanic events and more. The dirt in this area has less iron and clay in it, which tends to make it easier to drywash. Wet washing is easier because there is less clay to thicken the water. We have been exploring this area for nearly 10 years and always come up with some awesome specimens of gold and other minerals. In addition to gold, jasper, agate, green tourmaline, black tourmaline, topaz, garnet, epidot, and other minerals are pretty common in this area. Song: New Life by Fireproof_Babies (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Fireproof_Babies/32731 Ft: pneuman
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Who knew a day of gold panning would turn out this exciting! See how I find a AWESOME looking Gold Nugget along with a beautiful specimen piece of gold! What a great day! Become a member of our Patreon Family! https://www.patreon.com/au79prospecting Special Thanks to Fort Knox Sponsors - Michael Valadez and Triangle Detecting! Want to pan for gold at home? Check out my favorite paydirt company - iPan4Gold (http://bit.ly/2yFSswp )!! Fast shipping, great gold, and amazing customer service. My favorite Gold Pan - https://www.goldclaw.com/pages/au79 - Use code "AU79GoldClaw" at checkout to receive FREE GOLD! Camera Gear - How I get the amazing shots! - My MAIN Camera - http://amzn.to/2GOeDRJ - My MAIN Mic - https://amzn.to/2MPSIQ0 - Gold Pan Mount - http://amzn.to/2E5KIqs - Macro Lens - http://amzn.to/2EJrDHq - Phone stabilizer - http://amzn.to/2GPslnd - Tripod - http://amzn.to/2EIA1r0 - Amazing Videocam - http://amzn.to/2E53t9g Clothing - Lacrosse Boots - http://amzn.to/2ti0GsB Recommended Gold Pans / Classifiers - Garrett Supersluice Gold Pan - http://amzn.to/2hzYWC2 - Blue SE Gold Pan (best contrast) - http://amzn.to/2j464ap - Black Gold Pan (cheapest) - http://amzn.to/2AHGaVy - Large Bucket Classifiers - http://amzn.to/2oFDIqG - Small Classifiers - http://amzn.to/2FOQFWh Recommended Gold Scales and Gold Storage - Gold Scale (my favorite!!) - http://amzn.to/2i6cHZx - Gold Snuffer Bottle - http://amzn.to/2yRzfnQ - Gold Vials - http://amzn.to/2is25oF Recommended Water Pumps - 1200 gph - http://amzn.to/2DlSTLH - 3700 gph (GOOD) - http://amzn.to/2mjKK24 - 3700 gph (BEST) - http://amzn.to/2FqCt5f Join us on our next adventure! Check us out on Facebook and Patreon for exclusive pictures and sneak peaks! SUBSCRIBE, LIKE, AND COMMENT! Contact us - [email protected]
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In this episode I cover how to use watershed and stream drainage basins to know where to find placer gold. More on water and placer gold prospecting at https://SourdoughMiner.com/20-20/ - Know just where and why floods will move placer gold so that you can find more gold while you are gold prospecting. Note the Thomas and Woolsey fire regions are now showing the mass moving floods I describe in this video.
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http://fredsgoldpanning.com/m/ Recreational gold panning requires a few basic equipment plus some optional ones which you can add to your gear. This video provides you with pictures about the different types of Protective Gear and Clothing that are needed in Gold panning such as Goggles, Wetsuits, Snake Chaps and Snake Gaiters. It also includes pictures about Basic Gold Panning Tools such as Gold Pan, Bucket, Shovels, Trowel, Scoops, Pry Bars, Magnets, Rock Hammers and Picks, etc. Plus, it includes cool nature videos as background to add to the video's soothing and relaxing visual effect. References and Credits: Stock videos courtesy of http://StockFilm.com Song: T'empailler toute nue Artist: David From the site: http://fredsgoldpanning.com/m/
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