Pocket gold

IMAUDIGGER

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Has anybody ever found a small pocket gold mine, where they thought the miner was screening out crushed corn flakes of gold out instead of barren rocks?

I think I have..I think they sorted the vein visually and crushed small amounts of select ore...screened the corn flakes out, then panned the rest.

This is in a remote area with no water nearby except in a wet winter for a couple weeks...no flumes or ditches....just a small 10 yard pile of reject. Rich float found below.

I always wonder what is laying within 50’ of the surface. Could be incredible.
 
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Has anybody ever found a small pocket gold mine, where they thought the miner was screening out crushed corn flakes of gold out instead of barren rocks?

I think I have..I think they sorted the vein visually and crushed small amounts of select ore...screened the corn flakes out, then panned the rest.

This is in a remote area with no water nearby except in a wet winter for a couple weeks...no flumes or ditches....just a small 10 yard pile of reject. Rich float found below.

I always wonder what is laying within 50’ of the surface. Could be incredible.

mainly te type of deposits in my area. on our claims.

small shallow work. lot's of gold accidently thrown aside.
 

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