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It’s Still Out There

It’s Still Out There

The truth of the matter is, when it comes to discovering new gold deposits, the low-hanging fruit has likely already been picked. Gone are the days when someone could stumble upon an exposed hunk of gold at the bottom of a riverbed, as James Marshall did in 1848, setting off the California Gold Rush. Every year, the pursuit of gold becomes increasingly more challenging—but it’s still out there.

Tributaries Transfer Wealth

Gold tends to replenish itself to a degree. This is one of the reasons why. These tributaries carry gold from high up in the mountains down to our rivers. We’ve all heard the term “flood gold”. Well, here it is in action . . . . one mile upstream from the LDMA Scott River Camp.
Tributaries Transfer Wealth
MAYHEM in the Desert!        Making Dust & Gitt’N GOLD

MAYHEM in the Desert! Making Dust & Gitt’N GOLD

Do you have what it takes to gear up and help Kick Some . . .  Open a Can of Whoop  . . . participate? You will walk away with GOLD!

Have you been dreaming about mining for some serious gold? Using BIG equipment to run more material? Here is your chance! Get ready for a week-long gold adventure (or do multiple weeks) with experienced gold prospectors to guide you to wild unearthed riches. This Expedition is set in the heart of an Arizona Motherlode. The desert area is rich in gold and beauty.

Tributaries From the Rich

Back in the 1860’s, just outside of LDMA Stanton Camp, is the famous “Rich Hill” that stands so picturesque. The base below the mountain was an area that gold nuggets the size of potatoes were being unearthed. This area, the basin, was dubbed “the Potato Patch.”

Tributaries From the Rich
Play Where the HGM’s Did

Play Where the HGM’s Did

“HGM’s” (Hydraulic Gold Miners) would point water cannons at the hillside to dislodge material, blasting away the mountain and sending the mud, gravels and rocks down the hillside and into sluices positioned below to capture the gold.

Uncovering the Disorders of a Prospector

Yes, we all say, when I have time one weekend, I’m going to run the buckets and get my gold. I know it’s in them. Or better yet, “When winter comes, and I can’t go prospecting, I’ll do all my cleanups. It will give me something to do.”

Uncovering the Disorders of a Prospector