Gold Prospecting with the Golden Optimist

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About the Golden Optimist

Moving Rocks at the Golden Optimist

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The Four Seasons at the 
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Other Colorado Gold prospecting trips


Dredging Clear Creek

Dredging Clear Creek

MY New Dredge

"Secret" place Dredging

Dredging Kaufman Creek

Hard Rock Exploration Near Jamestown Colorado

Hard Rock Prospecting
Jamestown, Colorado

A pictorial visit to
 an old flotation mill

Visiting an old Fluorite Mine

International California
Mining Journal Article Reprints

Dredging on the Arkansas River

Arkansas River Stories

High High Banking at O'Neil's

Dredging the Arkansas River

Return to the Arkansas
The prospecting trip from "HELL"

Dredging the Arkansas River
Photo Album

The Texas Connection

Take a Visit to a Large Commercial Operation

High Banking at the Derry Ranch

1998 Labor Day Gold Grab

Gold Prospectors of the Rockies Workshops

Gold Prospectors of the Rockies Dredging Workshop

Gold Prospectors of the Rockies Advanced Dredging Workshop

Oregon Gold Show

A visit to Bohemia Mining Days
in Cottage Grove, Oregon

 Gold Prospectors of Colorado Outings

Gold Panning Days May, 1998

Gold Panning Days May, 1999

Downieville, California Prospecting Stories

1997 California Mother Lode Trip                                       1998 Mother Lode Trip Index

The Search for the D&J #1                                              The River Crossing

Desert Prospecting Tales

Tom's 2000 Arizona Journal
A Daily accounting of summer desert prospecting

The Denver stop-over of the Arizona Expedition
or Grivy Goes West

Further Adventures of Grivy - Desert Prospecting
An imaginary Desert Prospecting trip with BBMG

   A True Life Prospecting Story   

Golden Optimist 
Prospecting Links

Wally's Link List

"Optimist" Approved Watering Holes
(for when you can't go gold prospecting)

Barley Brothers Brewery
 Lake Havasu
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