I discovered this lost mining claim within a rock cairn atop an island of stone within the enormous flash flood plain called Siberia Wash. Imagine my surprise to look inside the rock pile and spot a metal tin secreted away within. Open this tin with me and find out what's inside. ---- My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of The Good Life with me. I'm available on social media at the links below and can be reached via email at [email protected] Going Alone is an independent approach to living, uncovering what is real, and making peace with the facts of what is true no matter how the truth makes us feel. I upload at least one video a week for this series on my YouTube channel. The Good Life is a formulated plan of objectives and principals designed to help us live a more virtuous life in accord with sound reasoning. I upload at least one video a month for this series. Buy and read my book Going Alone here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0779LLWGV YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFx-GHOyrQiiGqxE-J9fYA Facebook Main Page: https://www.facebook.com/LylesBrother Journal Page: https://www.facebook.com/Softypapa-337676096304661/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/softypapa/ Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/109050782163582511388 LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurt-bell-754416b Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/oldjapanphotos/ Twitter https://twitter.com/softypapa CHANNEL CREDITS Softypapa avatar art by Hideki Lewis. See more of the artist's work here: http://eue-art.deviantart.com/ Channel Theme Music "Song For Kurt" used with permission by Nowherians. Discover more about the artist and their music here: http://nowherians.bandcamp.com/
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My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of the experience of life with me. I'm available on social media at the links below and can be reached via email at [email protected] Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/softypapa Find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LylesBrother On Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/109050782163582511388/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/softypapa LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kurt-bell/b/416/754 My blog: http://softypapa.wordpress.com ---- THE PATH OF WILDNESS The Path of Wildness is easy to find The course of a stream Leaves blown in the wind A beast's track through the brush And the direction of our first inclination The Path of Wildness is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along The Path of Wildness. Don't bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone. Learn more about The Path of Wildness here: http://wp.me/P5A2F-As ==== CHANNEL CREDITS "Japanese Falls" image by the artist Lane Brown. See more of Mr. Brown's work at the following URL: http://lanebrownart.blogspot.com/p/portfolio.html Channel Theme Music "Song For Kurt" used with permission by Nowherians. Discover more about the artist and their music here: http://nowherians.bandcamp.com/
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In the Philippines, people desperate to make a living dive into muddy waters in makeshift mines in search of gold. The job is hazardous, the returns are paltry and they say their work is illegal. But that doesn't stop the miners -- mostly adults and some children -- from diving into the mud to find gold.
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Views: 3793 Mountain Crypto Shane Ripley
The Gold Rush may be over, but panning for gold is still very much alive in California. Deep in the Angeles National Forest, about an hour's drive from L.A., is a group of dedicated "gold diggers" who meticulously examine the San Gabriel River and pan for gold. Even though much of California's gold is gone, many Angelenos believe otherwise. Reporter Judy Muller interviews Bernie McGrath, a prospector who turned his life around after spending years hooked on heroin. McGrath is one of many regulars who work a stretch of the San Gabriel River, patiently gold prospecting with the hopes of finding flakes and nuggets of gold. Watch and read more here about Gold Prospecting: http://bit.ly/1sOr1VJ Watch all SoCal Connected videos here: http://bit.ly/1ludEHc SoCal Connected articles, videos, and more: http://bit.ly/1rMIUWL Like Socal Connected on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1p3brSq Follow Socal Connected on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1liFUIb Follow SoCal Connected on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1xWgbPV Follow SoCal Connected on Vine: http://bit.ly/TU2e5c Follow SoCal Connected on Google+: http://bit.ly/1hRLBSH Follow SoCal Connected on tumblr: http://bit.ly/1hRLYwo
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We don’t often do videos on hydraulic mines and that is simply because there aren’t many of them... This is mostly due to hydraulic mines being enormous operations with few places where the conditions are right for them to have existed. They don’t end up on the environmentally friendly list of mining techniques either, but the process is interesting (at least to me) nevertheless. My exploring buddy, Mr. McBride, (his YouTube channel is Adit Addicts) located this sluice tunnel on our first visit to this site a couple of years ago. At that time, we met the owner of the mine and accompanying ghost town (well, almost a ghost town) who invited us to look around. We weren’t properly equipped to explore the tunnel at that time and also had Mr. McBride’s daughters with us. So, we saved this one for another trip. While I was editing the video, I realized that many are probably not very familiar with the history I’m discussing and the terms I’m throwing around. So, I’ll take a crack at explaining hydraulic mining as seen in this video: Many millions of years ago, large rivers ran through this area. These rivers ran through areas that contained rich gold deposits. As today, when erosion released the gold in the rocks, the gold would tumble down into the rivers or be washed into them. Gold – being heavy - would slowly sink down through the sand, gravel and mud in the river channel, accumulating on the bedrock beneath the river. Eventually, volcanic eruptions killed these ancient rivers, burying them deep under ash and lava flows. Millions of years later, after the early “Gold Rush” miners had picked the easy gold from California’s modern rivers and streams, they started trying to locate the source of the gold they had been finding. It wasn’t long before they started heading beneath the earth, soon encountering river gravel hundreds of feet underground. This fabulously rich gravel set off a stampede to locate all of the ancient river channels playing host to placer gold. Countless underground placer mines sprang into existence to bore their way into mountains, desperately seeking ancient river channels. For those with the means, hydraulic mining offered access to the underground placers on a massive scale… Water was diverted from a source above the hydraulic mine into a series of pipes leading to the site that the miners wished to work. The water (flowing downhill) was run through an increasingly small series of pipes (building up pressure in the increasingly confined space) until it exited from a small nozzle known as a “monitor.” By this point, the water was practically exploding out of the nozzle as it was under tremendous pressure. This roaring jet of water smashed into the sides of hills and mountains like a giant hammer and swiftly washed away anything it hit. The process soon removed the overburden, exposing the ancient river channels the miners were after. With the volume of water flowing from the monitor, everything being knocked loose was washed down into ditches that then dropped into drain tunnels (as seen in this video). The sand, mud and gravel the gold is mixed in with came cascading into the series of large sluice boxes lining the tunnels. The riffles embedded in the sluice boxes would snag the heavy gold, which naturally sinks to the bottom, while the lighter mud, gravel and sand would simply flow over the riffles and out of the tunnel into the creeks and rivers below (there’s another story there). Periodically, the roaring water monitors would be switched off and the miners would then walk along the sluice boxes, scooping up the gold trapped behind the riffles (often with the assistance of mercury). The hydraulic mines took a lot of work to set up and took a lot of capital to do so, but they took out a LOT of gold. ***** 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 mines 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
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In the inaugural episode of Claim Hunters, Corey and Jess lead their crew on a journey to the Old Dale mining district of Southern California in search of a mine for their customers Chris and Paul. The roads are rough, and the condition of the buildings on the Brooklyn claim isn't great. However, with a little work, and a few tense moments, the mine is explored and the buildings are restored to a reasonable condition. With Chris and Paul in tow, Corey and Jess present the Brooklyn mine, and ultimately seal the deal after a few beers and some negotiating.
Views: 5921 Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc.
http://www.california-gold-rush-miner... California gold mining dry washing. Dry washing is the most popular way for desert gold prospecting. In this video we are in the Cargo Muchacho Mountains near the American Girl Gold Mine. The majority of the gold found in this area is very fine flour gold. This type of gold is almost impossible to locate with a metal detector unless a lot of it is concentrated in one particular area. Because there is very little water available in these desert areas, dry washing for gold by manual, electric or gas powered dry washers are very popular. It's best to sample a number of areas so you can determine which ones are going to be the most productive. Also since there are a lot of tailing piles in the area if the dirt in these piles has been run through a cyanide type gold extraction operation, I would pass on these tailing piles because most likely you would not find anything worthwhile. To view our large selection of real California and Arizona gold nuggets visit our site at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner... Also, to stay up to date with the latest gold prospecting news and gold price information, get a free subscription to our very popular gold blog at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner... Also, get a subscription to our Youtube channel so you can get notified when we post a new gold prospecting video: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldPros... The Arizona Geological Survey - http://www.azgs.az.gov/minerals.shtml California Gold Mining - Dry Washing Cargo Muchacho Gold drywashing
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SUPPORT CR on PATREON: http://bit.ly/2qBHcvf Thanks for watching! This video takes a look at pumpjacks, colloquially referred to as Oil Derricks and oil horses. “Oil derricks” themselves are the hoisting structure used for drilling. After the oil well is tapped, then these pump jacks are used to extract the oil. For anyone who has ever driven through the southern United States or other oil-rich areas, you likely are familiar with the sight of oil derricks. These metal moving hammer-like structures work to extract oil from underground – often in the middle of nowhere. All this probably leaves you wondering, how do they actually work and what happens to the oil once it's taken from below ground? Called pumpjacks, oil horses, oil derricks, these large metal structures are crucial to supplying the US and ultimately the world with its oil needs. They function as traditional sucker rod pumps, known more technically as reciprocating piston pumps, and are made up of 5 parts: the prime mover, the crank, the samson posts, the walking beam, and the sucker rod. All images and videos courtesy of the creative commons or used in accordance with fair use laws. CGI Snake by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/divider/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
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Ever wanted to turn rocks into Gold and work in an underground Gold Mine, well now you can....and keep all the Gold you mine out....just click the link and make a $10 pledge and you are in. https://www.patreon.com/askJeffWilliams We go deep underground to mine out that Beautiful Yellow Metal..... . GOLD !!!! and then we take it back to the Ranch to Mill it down and then run it over the Shaker table to get even the finest Gold particles....... Then the Super cons are processed over a Multi sluice for final cleanup and what you have left is a Pan full of GOLD !!!!!! We want to thank everyone that made it out for our underground mining adventures and we hope to see them all back here real soon..... We also want to thank Jeff and Nic Nac out at the Ranch for taking care of us while we were not mining.... Can't wait to get back out there and do it again... So you know what I am gonna say ...huh So C'mon....Let's Go !!!!!!! #askjeffwilliams #goldminigtours
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Eric and I (Erik) get a gold high-banker and scale up our operation. We run yards of pay-dirt. Watch multiple highbaker clean-ups. We cool off from the California summer sun, and snipe for gold underwater, immediately finding nuggets. It was Eric's first time, and where I left off he found really good gold! It was the best I had seen underwater at the time. Really nice gold we found this day. How much? Well, you'll just have to join the Goldventure. Stay tuned for the rest of 2017 Mining adventures, as well as 2018, which will surely be epic! Grab a beer and sit down for a truly golden, gold adventure. Live long, and prospect! Busy working on other channels and catching up on other channels so sorry if I don't see your comment for several weeks or months. Super busy, but 20 The Angels Weep by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
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GOLD DIGGING California Desert 2019! 3 OZs Or Bust! Zane & Priss are going HARDCORE GOLD MINING! DESERT GOLD RUSH 2019! 3 OZs Or Bust! We are going hardcore gold mining guys! Support the upcoming adventure PayPal.me/inzanebigmac Or [email protected] Zane Greene on Facebook for shit you won't see on youtube https://www.instagram.com/inzanegreene/ Sleeping bag jacket combo https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303101740705 Chocolate mountains machine gun shells https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303101764616 Desert GOLD! Drywashing for gold in s. California desert. Dry washing for gold in the southern California desert. We found some gold. Finding GOLD in the southern California Desert w/ Ty Ram & his pop's Mike Ram! #gold #goldmining #goldminer #desertgold #prospecting #goldrush #treasurehunting Dry washing in the southern California desert. We found some gold. Ty's channel Galleons and Gold https://youtu.be/0QzNXO27CFs
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FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/yestheory/ A few months ago we went to visit the incredible abandoned city called Slab City. It used to be a military base but hundreds of squatters came and made it their home. We went with our friend Justin Escalona and truly had a fascinating experience. We thought the place would be hostile and dangerous when in fact it was inviting and beautiful (in it's own way). Shout-outs to all the description readers out there you know we love you :) CHECK OUT JUSTIN'S CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/PlayTheGameFilms The abandoned video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otIU6Py4K_A All music from Epidemic Sound. You can get your free 30 day trial here: https://goo.gl/kOJz12 Who are we? Yes Theory are four friends from four different countries who constantly seek discomfort in order to grow. Ammar, Thomas, Matt and Derin met in Montreal, Canada in the summer of 2015 and bonded over their shared desire to live a life that challenged and excited them. Fast forward to a year later, the team is now based out of Los Angeles, making a show on Snapchat Discover. Snapchat handle: yestheory https://www.instagram.com/yestheory/ https://twitter.com/yestheory https://www.facebook.com/yestheory/ Camera: Sony A7S Mark ii Drone: DJI Phantom 4 Pro + Hosts: Thomas Brag, Ammar Kandil, Derin Emre, Matt Dajer Editor: Thomas Brag and Thomas Dajer End Screen By: Sam Mercer - He's awesome.. check him on Twitter: @OMPMercer
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Cat's massive 657G scraper working in California for LB3 Enterprises #bulldozer #excavator #scraper
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This slide series covers the time frame from about 1925 to the late 1990's. It includes gold prospecting photos from Southern California, The areas around 29 Palms and Rattlesnake Canyon near Big Bear. Jerry is a lifetime member of the First Class Miners, Inc. gold Prospecting Club.
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Our mining claim neighbors called the Cops! People living on the other side of the river where our mining claim is and not liking our mining, called the cops. It appears our neighbors just did not want their liberal utopia disturbed so they call the cops to harass us. The police were very cool as I knew one of them from checking our permits on another river couple months earlier and an Oregon DEQ meeting he showed up at. The rude lady yells to at from other side of river "you need a permit to do that"...we had them of course. She also told cops we were disrespecful and rude to her...which was totally false. She made up her own narrative about what was happening to justify her being annoyed. Liberal tactic # 3, change the narrative or just plain lie! This is the short version of the video, filmed on the Applegate River in Oregon while we were LEGALLY GOLD MINING! In the video, it is a continuous video, shot on my GoPro camera that I was wearing on my head. The video shows me mining and moving around with no editing to show what actually goes on while mining. Then my buddy is helping me move rocks while I'm using a sub-surface dredge...then the cops show up , and I tell him is where the action starts. UPDATE Jan 1st, 2015: In response to some of the comments saying we are uneducated, rednecks and other stuff...the guys in the video are as follows. One is a millionaire CPA, another a self employed business owner, two others are also self employed and owns a body shop and the other an internet marketer and freelance videographer, and lastly one is the son of the CPA guy and currently in college. Oregon Mining Law: Next time this happens, I will ask the State Police to cite the offending people who disrupt our mining operation based on this Oregon Mining Law: "ORS 517.133 Interfering with a mining operation. (1) As used in this section, "lawful mining operation" means any small scale mining operation that is in full compliance with state and federal laws. (2) A person commits the crime of interfering with a mining operation if the person intentionally: (a) Interferes with a lawful mining operation; or (b) Stops, or causes to be stopped, a lawful mining operation. (3) Interfering with a mining operation is a Class C misdemeanor. [1999 c.354 §6]" Here is the GoPro camera I was using: http://amzn.to/19yYus6
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We did the math on the grunt-to-grat ratio for you, with 10 jobs you wouldn't expect to be well-paying, and the details on what it takes to land the position, in this episode of The Infographics Show, 10 Surprisingly High Paying Jobs. ⭐SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2glTFyc ⭐ MILITARY PLAYLIST —► http://bit.ly/MilitaryComparisons WEBSITE (You can suggest a topic): http://theinfographicsshow.com SUPPORT US: Patreon.......► https://www.patreon.com/theinfographicsshow CHAT: DISCORD.....►https://discord.gg/sh5JwUw SOCIAL: Facebook...► https://facebook.com/TheInfographicsShow Instagram..►https://www.instagram.com/theinfographicsshow Twitter........► https://twitter.com/TheInfoShow Subreddit...► http://reddit.com/r/TheInfographicsShow -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sources for this episode:
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The Anaheim Mine is a well known producer in the famed Gold Park District, just south of Twentynine Palms, California. Historically the mines reported good free-milling gold values, averaging one ounce per ton. Sporadic high grade pockets would sometimes yield as much as 400 ounces at a single point.
Views: 2518 Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc.
WHAT YOU DO: Use computer simulations to look at how the Earth's surface moves over time, compare this with information from satellites to better understand the earthquake cycle, and use it to create disaster response products and plans. EDUCATION: Depending on whether you want to teach at a college, go into industry, or work for a research lab, your educational path will be slightly different. Start with an undergraduate degree, usually in Earth Science; you'll need at least a master's degree if you want to teach, and to be a tenured professor at a research institution, a PhD. Strong background in math, physics, Earth science, and solid mechanics is also important. USEFUL SKILLS: Computer programming, writing (for writing grant proposals), communication, and leadership skills. How to get in: Working in labs as a student, publishing papers (as a part of a professor's or student's research team), and going to scientific meetings to network are all ways to get yourself out there and meet people that can help you. If you're interested in research, you'll need your name on as many publications as possible by the time you start looking for a job. CAREER PATH: In industry or a research lab, getting an internship while in school then pursuing a job at any lab or related company will get your foot in the door. In academic positions, you'll start out as a researcher with some teaching responsibilities; after years of research and experience, you can become a professor with full tenure. PAYBACK: For an academic researcher with a master's degree and 3-5 years of experience, the average salary is about $69,000. With a PhD, you'll make more. If you work in industry, you can work with a bachelor's or a master's and make anywhere from $40,000-$50,000, depending on degree and experience. DOWNSIDES: Securing funding can be a challenge. You spend a good part of your time writing proposals to make sure that your research is paid for, so that you can continue working on what you love. FUTURE OF JOB: Teaching positions at universities are becoming increasingly competitive, as are positions at research labs. Jobs in industry (oil, mining, geotechnical) vary, depending on the market, but can also be competitive depending on the economy and region. NETWORKING: Professional Societies: American Geophysical Union Seismological Society of America Geological Society of America Other Resources: Southern California Earthquake Center (has student internships and other educational resources) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (look on Education page, has lots of resources) NASA (education page has resources) US Geological Survey (has a bunch of educational resources) Earth Science departments at universities/colleges Produced, shot and edited for the National Science Foundation by instructors from the Gigniks program. -Ali Sanford (LACES 12th grade)
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Gold Prospecting weekend trips to California & Arizona gold fields. Watch our adventures at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner/ There is still a lot of gold in the California and Arizona deserts. Weekend recreational gold miners visit old gold mines and prospecting areas in Southern California and Western Arizona. To locate gold we use metal detectors, dry washers, gold sluices and also do crevice and in exposed bedrock areas. Because of the triple digit heat in the southern desert areas, there are just about four months out of the year that it's feasible to hunt for gold. To view our large selection of real California and Arizona gold nuggets visit our site at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/ Also, to stay up to date with the latest gold prospecting news and gold price information, get a free subscription to our very popular gold blog at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner/ If you would like to see more of our gold prospecting videos, please visit our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/ArizonaGoldNuggets/ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Prospecting for placer gold is normally done with a gold pan or similar instrument to wash free gold particles from loose surface sediment. The use of gold pans is centuries old, but is still common among prospectors and miners with little financial backing. Deeper placer deposits may be sampled by trenching or drilling. Geophysical methods such as seismic, gravity or magnetics may be used to locate buried river channels that are likely locations for placer gold. Sampling and assaying a placer gold deposit to determine its economic viability is subject to many pitfalls. Once placer gold is discovered, the gold pan is usually replaced by sluices or mechanical devices to wash greater volumes of material. Discovery of placer gold has often resulted in discovery of hardrock gold deposits when the placers are traced to their sources. gold prospecting Gold Nugget prospecting Arizona Gold prospecting
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Some big gear ripping and loading out the rock on the back section of this residual project in SoCal.
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http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/ Gold prospecting tips. In This video we are in Arizona gold prospecting. This is a weekend trip to Arizona from San Diego Ca. We like to go to Arizona vs Southern California because the chances of finding gold nuggets is much greater in Arizona. On this trip we basically did gold dry washing and a little gold detecting near abandoned old gold mines. We are going through the tailing piles of a hard rock gold mine where the miners were chasing a gold vein within a large vein of quartz rock. Basically, we're going through the tailing piles from the mines looking for fine gold and perhaps a gold nugget or two missed by the old-time gold prospectors. To see additional photos taken on this gold prospecting trip and or to get more information, visit our very popular California gold nugget site. To view our large selection of real California and Arizona gold nuggets - visit our site at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us Also, to stay up to date with the latest gold prospecting news and gold price information, get a free subscription to our very popular gold blog at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner/ Also, get a subscription to our Youtube channel so you can get notified when we post a new gold prospecting video: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldProspecter Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: information on gold prospecting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_prospecting California gold prospecting tips
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A little fun with Google Earth Overlay of Ancient River Bed Gold in California. *THIS IS NOT INTENDED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES* GENERAL CALIBRATION of Points: Yuba City, Grass Valley, Oroville, Forbestown, Camptonville. I had NO SCALE to work from, just approximate town locations, waterways.
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www.minecristal.ca Stay informed about our new videos: subscribe to our YouTube channel "Mine Cristal". This mine is located in Bonsecours, Quebec, Canada. Photos and video clips shown here date from 1989 - 2012. The open-pit mine produces splendid quartz crystals with exceptional clarity. The largest single crystals measure 60 cm (24 inches) in length. Since mining began in 1989, 32 types, or morphologies of quartz crystals have been catalogued. Geological research into the origins of these crystals has revealed that they formed at this location some 300 million years ago under extreme conditions of heat and pressure. We harvest crystals in the mine only as needed, to supply our store with a sufficient quantity of quartz crystals. Exceptionally (for a mine), we harvest all the crystals by hand and without the use of dynamite. It is a privilege for us to participate in the discovery and extraction of these true gems of nature. The extraction process is done in a manner which respects both the environment and the crystals: we endeavor to keep the crystals whole and in a pristine state. In the museum and the store, our crystals are presented in an untouched, natural state. Amazingly, each crystal is an intricate work of art made by Nature; no two are alike and this makes them even more fascinating! Mine Cristal is considered by experts to be a “geological gem,” one of Canada’s great natural sites, due to it’s unique and abundant mineralogical deposits.
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The Biggest Gold Nugget ever found here was found using a metal Detector. Sign up to get in on the Gold Rush before it's too late. https://www.patreon.com/askJeffWilliams Thats right sonny Jim, we just got back from our 3 day Gold mining Trip and the crew did a fantastic job metal Detecting out some Monster Gold Nuggets... The washes kept giving up Nuggets for 3 days straight and when they thought there was no more left to find ....... EVEN MORE Nuggets were Detected ...... over 4 Ounces and counting.... Larry even found Crystalline Gold close to the source with his SDC 2300. Don't forget to check out his vids from this trip. https://www.youtube.com/user/stargift44 This trip was one for the books I tell ya......and we are gonna do it again...here real soon so get ready. We want to thank everyone that could make it out for our Gold Mining Adventure and take part in a Grand Adventure metal Detecting for Gold Nuggets.....we know we will see them again very soon. If you would like to sign up to go on one of our Gold Mining Adventures, then just click the link and make a $10 dollar pledge so you can become a Premium Patron too and become eligible for the Tours and so much more. https://www.patreon.com/askJeffWilliams NOW ...we got to get back out there and keep Hunting for them thar Gold Nuggets cause they are everywhere... So you know what I am gonna say huh...you better So C'mon...Let's Go !!!!! #askjeffwilliams #goldminingtours
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Ever wondered what it's like, looking for opals at a pay-to-dig opal mine? Jake Anderson, of the Royal Peacock Opal Mine, describes it all, from raking the tailings, to following the glass trail in the banks. Take a trip to the Virgin Valley, Nevada, one of the world's best opal mining locations, in this fascinating How-To instructional video.
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A powerful computational study of southern California identified 10 times more earthquakes occurred, and 10 times more frequently than previously measured. Researchers were able to detect, understand, and locate quakes more precisely, and they created the most comprehensive earthquake catalog to date. The big data analysis of the entire region also revealed new information, such as triggering mechanisms and hidden foreshocks, which may help predict larger quakes.
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Big Horn Gold Mine, Mt. Baden Powell, Upper Level. Shot with GoPro5 on head mount. First time recording dark environment. Hiking San Gabriel Mountains. This hike originates at Vincent Gap, high above the East Fork of the San Gabriel River, which you will see displayed in particularly dramatic fashion far below as you approach. This area of the San Gabriel Mountains is truly spectacular, and you will want to spend some time snapping some pics, and studying the terrain if you’re into mountain topography. If you bring a map of the San Gabriel Mountains you can get a good feel for a large area since the view is so extraordinary. Big Horn Mine History The Big Horn Mine is a tale of the ambition and determination of 19th century gold miners in a harsh mountain environment. The information in this section is obtained from the preeminent Southern California mountain historian, John W. Robinson, primarily from his amazing and carefully researched book Mines of the San Gabriels. The East Fork of the San Gabriel River has a long and storied history of gold mining. Conventional lore has it that the first miners arrived from the Sierra Nevada mines in 1854, but it was not until 1859 that major placer deposits were discovered. The East Fork was immensely popular and quite productive, and a gold boom occurred from 1859 – 1862. The mining attempts never stopped, but continued, although at a reduced level, for many years. The Big Horn Mine was discovered by Charles “Tom” Vincent – after whom Vincent Gap and Vincent Gulch are named – in 1895, after many years of trying to find the Mother Lode that fed the rich deposits down in the East Fork. He named it the Big Horn Mine because he was hunting big horn sheep on the day of its discovery. Vincent was a true mountain man, and lived in a log cabin which he built himself, high up in Vincent Gulch. In 1902 Vincent and his partners sold their claim to the Lowell and California Mining Company. Under this ownership the Big Horn Mine went through its most productive years. They hacked the road along the mountain side, constructed a 10-stamp mill to crush the ore on site, and blasted many of the tunnels and shafts deep into the mountain, following the gold-bearing quartz veins. Deep in the mine the ore was loaded on carts which were rolled on tracks (which can still be seen near the entrance) to the stamp mill, were the ore was crushed. The ore was then loaded onto wagons for the long journey down the mountains for further processing. The Big Horn Mine was a profitable venture for almost a decade. At its peak from 1903 – 1906 over fifty men were employed at the mine. Eventually, as with all mining ventures in the San Gabriel Mountains, the veins were lost or played out, and the mine began losing money and was abandoned. In the 1930’s there was a brief rebirth when the American Metal Company leased the mine and put in a 50 ton mill operated by electrical power supplied up the mountain by Southern California Edison. The returns were not worth the expense, and the venture was abandoned in 1936. There was another burst of activity in 1941, but then the mine was shut again. The ownership of the mine changed several times from then until this century, with some exploratory work done now and again, but it was never again a viable operation. The Wilderness Land Trust negotiated with a private mining company to buy the 277-acre property, and in 2007 the Trust secured long-term financing for the entire parcel. Once again, however, the siren song of the Big Horn Mine was heard. The rising price of gold made reopening the mine an attractive option for the Wilderness Land Trust. Tests revealed that much gold lies deep within the mine – however, it is buried deep within the hard rock of the mountain. Even with modern mining methods, it would be extremely difficult to mine. Because of this, the Trust optioned to transfer Big Horn Mine to the United States Forest Service. According to a Siskon Corporation confidential report of 1979, the Big Horn Mine was the largest producer in the mining district. The Big Horn Mine in its history produced 3,701 ounces of gold and 2,430 ounces of silver, in addition to 1,357 pounds of copper. That’s a helluvalotta precious metal, in my humble opinion. Today the Big Horn Mine stands desolate yet proudly high in the beautiful San Gabriel High Country, its rich and storied history now largely silent, yet it remains an interesting and exciting destination for Southern California hikers. Please leave your comments, I would love to hear from you !
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Driving back from doing errands in Blythe, California, I spotted a sign for Tumco Historic Townsite. Tumco, previously known as Hedges, was a small gold mining town at the edge of the Cargo Muchacho Mountains. The town was abandoned in 1905, resurrected in 1910, and then abandoned again some years later. Today there are only ruins to reveal the history of this old mining town. Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoy this video. LINKS Tumco Historic Townsite - https://www.blm.gov/visit/tumco-historic-mine *SHOW NOTES AND RESOURCES* *PRODUCT LINKS* - Our Camera Gear - https://kit.com/robertwitham/camera-gear - All Recommended Gear - https://kit.com/robertwitham *MUSIC* Music by Bensound - www.bensound.com - Ofelia's Dream - Memories *SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL* - Amazon Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/307uDI5 - PayPal Donations - http://paypal.me/RobertWitham - Patreon (Two Meander) - https://www.patreon.com/twomeander *My Books* - How To Be A Successful 21st Century Nomad - https://robertwitham.com/books/how-to-be-a-successful-21st-century-nomad/ - Car Living - https://robertwitham.com/books/car-living/ - Minimalism - https://robertwitham.com/books/minimalism/ *SOCIAL MEDIA* Robert Witham - Website - https://robertwitham.com - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/robertwitham - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/robertwitham/ - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wanderingminimalist - Twitter - https://twitter.com/robertwitham Two Meander - Website - https://twomeander.com - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/twomeander - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/twomeander/ - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/twomeander/ - Twitter - https://twitter.com/twomeander DISCLAIMER: This video description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links I may receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows me to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
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Short trip to see some ruins of Uranium mining complex. Krátký výlet za některými ruinami uranových dolů.
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Little Gold Mine On The Prairie.. Having Fun Too! Support the upcoming adventure 4 MONTHS SOBER & NO TOBACCO PayPal.me/inzanebigmac Or [email protected] Zane Greene on Facebook for shit you won't see on youtube https://www.instagram.com/inzanegreene/ Sleeping bag jacket combo https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303101740705 Chocolate mountains machine gun shells https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303101764616 THIS is what desert gold country looks like !Where To Find Gold In The Southern California Desert! The Cargo Muchacho Mountains DESERT GOLD RUSH 2019! 3 OZs Or Bust! We are going hardcore gold mining guys! Desert GOLD! Drywashing for gold in s. California desert. Dry washing for gold in the southern California desert. We found some gold. Finding GOLD in the southern California Desert w/ Ty Ram & his pop's Mike Ram! #gold #goldmining #goldminer #desertgold #prospecting #goldrush #treasurehunting Dry washing in the southern California desert. We found some gold. A beautiful drive to GOLD COUNTRY! Southern California desert GOLD MINING!
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California gold crevicing - http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us We are gold prospecting in Southern California. Actually, we are right about 20 miles west of Yuma Arizona and just a little north of Highway 8, near the Cargo Muchacho Mountains - located in the southeast Colorado Desert in the Lower Colorado River Valley, in Imperial County, California. California gold crevicing is a very popular way for the recreational gold prospector to find gold. This technique is used both in the desert and also in streams. Gold crevicing takes advantage of nature's own classifying system, thus it provides a lot of opportunities to find gold, that many other recreational prospectors overlook. To see additional photos taken on this gold prospecting trip and or to get more information on where to purchase this drone at the best possible price be sure to visit our very popular California gold nugget site. To view our large selection of real California and Arizona gold nuggets visit our site at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us Also, to stay up to date with the latest gold prospecting news and gold price information, get a free subscription to our very popular gold blog at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner/ Also, get a subscription to our Youtube channel so you can get notified when we post a new gold prospecting video: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldProspecter Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: information on gold prospecting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_prospecting California gold crevicing
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Site of the former Southern California gold rush town of Belleville. It's located in the Holcomb Valley which is about 5 miles north of Big Bear lake (which is adjacent to the town of Big Bear, CA). William Holcomb discovered gold here in 1860. He then filed several mining claims and, as a result, word got out and people flocked to the area. By 1870, much of the gold had been extracted from the area either by placer means or heavy mining.
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California Gold Mine - http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us The American Girl gold mine. The American Girl gold mine Is just a little north of Highway 8 about 20 miles west of the Colorado River and Yuma Arizona. Although the mine is not active at the moment it is still an active claim where one needs permission to prospect. The Cargo Muchacho Mountains are located in the southeast Colorado Desert in the Lower Colorado River Valley, in Imperial County, California. To see additional photos taken on this gold prospecting trip and or to get more information on where to purchase this drone at the best possible price be sure to visit our very popular California gold nugget site. Four hundred million years ago, California lay at the bottom of a large sea; underwater volcanoes deposited lava and minerals (including gold) onto the sea floor. By tectonic forces these minerals and rocks came to the surface of the Sierra Nevada, and eroded. Water carried the exposed gold downstream and deposited it in quiet gravel beds along the sides of old rivers and streams. The forty-niners first focused their efforts on these deposits of gold. Because the gold in the California gravel beds was so richly concentrated, early forty-niners were able to retrieve loose gold flakes and nuggets with their hands, or simply "pan" for gold in rivers and streams. However, panning cannot take place on a large scale, and industrious miners and groups of miners graduated to placer mining, using "cradles" and "rockers" or "long-toms" to process larger volumes of gravel. Miners would also engage in "coyoteing", a method that involved digging a shaft 6 to 13 meters (20 to 43 ft) deep into placer deposits along a stream. Tunnels were then dug in all directions to reach the richest veins of pay dirt. To view our large selection of real California and Arizona gold nuggets visit our site at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us Also, to stay up to date with the latest gold prospecting news and gold price information, get a free subscription to our very popular gold blog at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner/ Also, get a subscription to our Youtube channel so you can get notified when we post a new gold prospecting video: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldProspecter Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: information on gold prospecting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_prospecting
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Get started mining for gold with these tips! We are Life with Ken and Jane and we were beginners a few years ago. Most of the information out there seems to be for people who already know what they are doing, not for beginners. Here's how we got started. 1) Find a local mining or rock club We joined the Havasu Gold Seekers Helpful links to some gold clubs at the Dirt Diggers website (link below) 2) Go to their meetings and talk to members 3) Find someone who is willing to show you the ropes. 4) Attend the "common dig" if your club has one. You can talk to a lot of members and get some pointers from those who are willing to share. 5) Don't invest in a lot of expensive equipment until you know this is the hobby for you. It can be very expensive and many people never find enough gold to cover the costs of this hobby. At a minimum, we suggest a gold pan, non-metallic scoop, a set of classifiers (1/2 inch, 1/4 inch, 1/8 inch (and finer, if budget allows), two or more buckets, shovel, and a hand pick, plus or minus a full size pick. 6) Offer to help a more experienced miner just to gain the experience. If you do, be sure to work out the terms of dividing the gold finds ahead of time. Do not assume it is 50/50, after all, it is their equipment and experience you are using. 7) If you strike out on your own, make sure you know the rules and where active claims are. 8) National groups like the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) have a lot to offer as well. Check their website for claims in your area, and join GPAA if you plan on mining on their claims. 9) Prospecting shops and coin shops are sometimes a good resource for information. Some sell used mining equipment that can save you a lot of money. 10) YouTube has some great information for gold prospectors, but as a beginner, having a local contact to give you advice is the best bet. Use YouTube for inspiration and filling in the blanks for info that you can't find with your local club. 11) If you find that you really love mining for gold, it's time to learn more about it with a few good references. Check out Jeff Williams video on Getting started. Link below FINDING LOCAL CLUB Desert Gold Diggers Club in Tucson, AZ has a list of some local clubs nationwide. Here's the link for that. http://desert-gold-diggers.org/us-clubs/ Here's Desert Gold Diggers links for Arizona clubs http://desert-gold-diggers.org/az-clubs/ NATIONAL GOLD CLUB GPAA link to their claims directory, by zip code http://www.goldprospectors.org/Properties/GPAAClaimDirectory YOUTUBE channels Ask Jeff Williams Main channel link https://www.youtube.com/user/ghosttownhunter Jeff Williams video on references (books, magazines, etc) for getting started https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KdySS0pYEE Famo59 (Detector mining in Southern Australia) Tell Tony we sent you! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu27Q22vKp4AA1XlskmPvIQ Most of all, have FUN! Let's find some GOLD! #goldmining #learntominegold #goldprospectingforfun #arizonagoldclub #havasugoldseekers
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Want to know How to file a Mining claim . We cover Placer and Lode. We also are giving away a Gold Bug 2 metal detector. click for more. https://www.patreon.com/askJeffWilliams Learn how to file a mining claim so you can mine Gold yourself on your own claim without paying some company a large amount of money . Nevada mining claim booklet; http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/public-works/surveyor/documents/mining%20claim%20procedures.pdf Mining claim status; http://mylandmatters.org/Maps/ Mining Claim sign markers ; https://www.blackcatmining.com/mining-equipment/mining-claim-sign.cfm More info on filing a claim; https://www.unr.edu/Documents/science/mackay /StakeYourClaimV2.pdf Nevada BLM # 775-861-6400 Cody's Lab ; https://www.youtube.com/user/theCodyReeder How to make Nitroglycerine ; https://youtu.be/GMmYPAS9xB0
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The United States produces 2,200 tons of nuclear waste each year…and no one knows what to do with it. The federal government has long promised, but never delivered, a safe place for nuclear power plants to store their spent fuel. This means that radioactive waste is piling up all over the country. We visited one of the worst places where the waste is stuck: a beachside power plant uncomfortably close to both San Diego and Los Angeles. And we asked the people in charge of the waste there: what happens now? Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
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Check out the most amazing discoveries with a metal detector! This top 10 list features some of the most unique, valuable and mysterious ancient treasures found by metal detecting around the world! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "UNSOLVED Mysteries That Cannot Be Explained!" video here: https://youtu.be/-4affLOd_7Q Watch our "Most Amazing Cities Found UNDERWATER!" video here: https://youtu.be/rUqxhYJqGhU Watch our "Most AMAZING Recent Discoveries!" video here: https://youtu.be/IfwbxrD_RYQ 10. Roman Coins Detectorists spend most of their time searching fields and coming up empty, but occasionally they’ll find something that makes it all worthwhile. This is what happened to Dave Crisp, a hospital administrator. In 2010, he made an amazing discovery in a field near Frome, in the county of Somerset in England. Expecting to find the usual discarded metal objects, he started digging on a spot where his detector had signalled a strong reading, and to his surprise, he uncovered a large pot that contained a hoard of Roman coins. In total there were over 52,000 of them! 766 bore an image of Marcus Aurelius Carausius, who ruled over Britain between 286 and 293 AD. As the first leader to strike coins in the country, this was a particularly important find- one that was valued at over 1 million dollars. The coins were sent to the British museum where they were cleaned by archaeologists and put on display. 9. The Mojave Nugget While you may think that the gold in the California hills is long gone, this story shows that it’s still out there for those who look hard enough. In 1977, Ty Paulsen was using his metal detector in the Mojave Desert in Southern California when he discovered something people always dream of- a huge golden nugget. It turned out to be one of the largest ever found by a metal detector in the US, and weighed a massive 4.5 kg! Known as the Mojave Nugget, it was worth a whopping $200,000, and can now be seen on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Unsurprisingly, Paulsen has never revealed the exact location where found the nugget, but it’s thought to have been from the Stringer Mining District- an area that has been linked with large quantities of gold discovery over the years. Who knows, if you get out searching you might make the next big discovery there yourself! 8. Bullet in Dallas, Texas It’s not just valuable treasure in monetary terms that can be found with a metal detector, as Richard H. Lester discovered in 1974. He was in Dallas, Texas, searching for hits on Dealey Plaza when he found a bullet fragment. Now, this may not seem too out of the ordinary in the US, but this location just so happened to be about 500 yards away from the Texas School Book Depository, the location thought to have been used by Lee Harvey Oswald when he shot JFK. Lester kept the fragment for a number of years, but he handed it over to the FBI in 1976 as a part of ongoing investigations . They conducted tests on it, which they published the following year, and while the bullet had the same 4 grooves and right hand twist pattern as Oswald’s Mannlicher-Carcano, the lands were spaced further apart than they should have been- meaning it was unlikely from his gun. No-one suggested at the time that it could have been from a second gunman, but from a day out with his metal detector, Lester found himself in the middle of the greatest conspiracy ever. 7. Spanish Gold Chalice You don’t have to be an expert to make an amazing find, all you need is commitment and hard work. Mike DeMar took a job as a diver with a treasure hunting firm when he was 20 years old. Sounds like a great job! They were searching the Florida Keys for treasure from a sunken Spanish ship, the Santa Margarita, that had sunk over 400 years ago. The efforts of the company, Blue Water Ventures, had been on-going since 1980, and they had just begun looking at a new site. Within a couple of months of working there, DeMar was underwater and his metal detector pinged. He dug a bit with his hands and found what initially seemed like a piece of rock, but on closer inspection turned out to be a Golden Chalice. The ornate object, thought to be from around the time of the ship, at least 400 years old, was subsequently valued at over $1 million dollars- more than enough to warrant the rest of the day off and a toast of champagne with his new colleagues. The ship had sunk in a storm that scattered the debris in one direction, but another storm hit and scattered it all across the seabed. Following this discovery, Blue Water Ventures were confident that they’d make further finds- although as of yet they haven’t announced anything quite like the chalice. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Although he has only recently become a teenager, Richard Paul does the work of an adult. He swings a pick-axe into the red earth and carries clumps of clay with his bare hands at a makeshift gold mine in southwest Tanzania. He seldom sees the inside of a classroom, but this 13-year-old knows that mining is a risky job. He was buried when a pit wall collapsed above him and has breathed in the toxic mercury fumes that are released during gold extraction. "One day, while I was digging, my friend told me to get out of the pit. I told him to wait a minute because I wanted to finish up," said the teen. "That's when the mine collapsed on me. I fell down and was knocked unconscious. My friends dug me out of the rubble and took me to the hospital. I was unconscious till 4am." Paul mines for gold alongside other children and adult labourers in the Mbeya region, which is famous for a gold rush at the beginning of the 20th century. His family has left him to fend for himself and this work enables him to buy textbooks for school. The New York-based Human Rights Watch says he is one among thousands of children who toil at unlicensed and informal gold mines across the west and south of the poor but rapidly-developing country of 48 million people. Health risks During visits to 11 improvised mines last year, researchers found children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions. They dig and drill in deep, unstable pits, work underground for shifts of up to 24 hours and carry heavy sacks of gold ore. Tanzanian boys and girls are lured to the gold mines in the hopes of a better life, but find themselves stuck in a dead-end cycle of danger and despair. - Janine Morna, researcher and child labour expert As well as risks from falling tools and pit walls, young workers face hidden threats. They inhale dust and the fumes from mercury, which is mixed with ore and heated to separate out the gold. Mercury vapours attack the central nervous system and can cause brain damage. Janine Morna, a researcher and child labour expert, said that 90 percent of some rural communities dig for the precious yellow metal. Families are so poor that sending children to work in mines for between 1,000-20,000 shillings ($0.61 to $12.28) a day is "a way of life", she said. "Tanzanian boys and girls are lured to the gold mines in the hopes of a better life, but find themselves stuck in a dead-end cycle of danger and despair," said Morna. "Tanzania need to get these children out of the mines and into school or vocational training." Business is booming in Africa's fourth-largest gold producer. Large mines are owned by multinationals that follow global labour standards, but locally-run "artisanal" mines hire children and have bad safety records, Morna said. While Tanzania has child labour laws, the government fails to monitor mines effectively, critics say. Officially, small-scale mining yielded about 1.6 tons of gold last year, worth some $85m. Labourers remain poor, but mine owners, traders and exporters take cuts from a business that feeds such markets as the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, China, South Africa and the UK. "We are not calling for a boycott of Tanzanian gold," said Morna. "Artisanal mining is an important industry and a boycott would harm more than it would help. But it's important for consumers to demand child labour-free gold." The Swahili-speaking country, which is evenly split between Christians, Muslims and those with indigenous beliefs, is witnessing annual economic growth of more than 6 percent, partly thanks to exports of tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds and gold. Education is key Veronica Simba, a spokeswoman for Tanzania's Ministry of Energy and Minerals, noted the challenges they face in curbing child labour, and said that the government is working with the World Bank to improve safety and labour standards at the mines. "The government initiated educational programmes for the artisanal miners to make them fully understand the industry - including their rights, obligations, health matters, safety, and so on," she said. "Through education, we are sure there is going to be a great positive change in the mining industry, both economically and socially."
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