Had a delightful day hiking into Arnett Canyon. Beautiful rock formations and lush green desert growth. The canyon is south of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. See page 2.
You should take a look at these photos.
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Recently I began a blog focusing mainly on linking prospective or active gold prospectors to plans for building their own equipment. To date, I have 61 posts and links to plans for sluices, shaker tables, dry washers, rock crushers, high bankers, and much more. I have interspersed the plan links with history, photographs, artwork, maps and other curiosities about gold prospecting.
If you have enjoyed my reports about gold prospecting, I think you will find this interesting. At least I hope so!
Try reading my new blog offering free equipment plans for prospecting, photos, and some commentary on recreational prospecting. http://freeprospectingplans4u.blogspot.com/
AS you may know from reading my blog, I am very interested in placer gold mining. Placer gold is flake and nuggets found in waterways. It has been washed out of mountains where it became dislodged in nature, most often by the passage of water over an outcropping.
The following article is informative and has great photographs. I recommend this if you are at all interested in finding gold.
This is an abandoned mine near where I live in Arizona. There is evidence that water is leaching through the ceiling. There is also evidence of candles that have burned on the walls in the past. This would not be my choice for a gold mine – don’t know what was being looked for but a lot of work went into it?