Adventures in gold panning and dredging in Maine. Experienced prospectors tell their secrets. How and where to find your own Maine Gold. Great family adventure!
John Wade Publishing
John Wade Publishing
That first sliver of gold on the black sand in a gold pan - it's a thrill one never forgets. For those who enjoy adventure, and who want to know about gold prospecting in Maine, there are simple and easy to follow instructions on how to pan and sluice, tips on dredging, and a list of the better streams and locations in Maine where gold can be traced. The material is illustrated with a selection of old and rare photographs. Three interviews with experienced gold hunters are included, and the controversy over a mother lode of gold is approached from different points of view. A look at the table of contents, and the reader discovers a wealth of material that is rich and varied.Best are the people one meets in this book: some are strong-willed eccentrics, others are gentle souls, but all are caught in the spell - that search for gold.
Table of Contents:
Gold in Maine; Byron; Perley Whitney; The Oxford Mining Company; Buckskin Sam and Napoleon Bonaparte Jackson; Will Arris, Indian Joe and Dominic;
Byron the the Nineteen Thirties; Carl Shilling; The Summer of Yellow Rocks; Today, A Hundred Pieces of Gold; Two Kinds of Fever; Maine's Mining Boom and Bust; The Quoddy Hoax; Other Diggings and Drillings; The Keith, Glines and Winthrop Mines; Coastal Surprises; Dowsing with Lambert and Longley; The Perils of a Dredger; An Interview with Bill Garrett; Sandy River, Oberton and Perham Streams; Tincook, Nile Brook and Sidney Harden; Gold: West, North and East of Rangeley; The Chaudiere River, Jackman and Gold Brook; How to pan for Gold; Sluices and Gear; Different Kinds of Luck; A Conversation with Charlie Damery; Glaciers and the Mother Lode; Swift river Gold; An Interview with Harvey Packard; Dowsing for Metals and Minerals; An Incident Downriver; Some People on the River; Permits; Reading the River.