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The local public TV station KCET has put together a series about gold in the Mojave Desert.  I think there are only 3 parts and I have not watched the episodes yet but I have skimmed the online portions and they are fantastic.  I've been to many of the places depicted and now I'll know a lot more about them when I make time to read and watch this history of my gold hunting areas.

 

https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/desert-gold-part-i

https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/desert-gold-part-ii

https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/desert-gold-part-iii

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I don't know if it's just me or regional geoblocking or something but the video on all three is the same video. 

I guess I'll have to read the story 🙂

 

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I can't find an online link to the full videos.  I saw there was an air date today for part 3 but I was not here to watch it.  I thought there would be an easy link to the full episode but I don't see it now.  The short video on all the episodes is the same.

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1 hour ago, phrunt said:

I don't know if it's just me or regional geoblocking or something but the video on all three is the same video. 

I guess I'll have to read the story 🙂

 

Yep same here Simon, all 3 are the same, but the first one is interesting, hey what about those huge crystals in the black mud ay, awesome.

thanks Mitchel for putting up the video.

 

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The crystals at Trona were not available this year because of the earthquake.  I've never attended but I wanted to the last couple of years.

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I have looked and looked for a link to the videos but I'm still not seeing it.  Today I got an email from the author and there is a link to a very similar description but it also includes some maps.

http://mojaveproject.org/dispatches-item/desert-gold-part-i/

http://mojaveproject.org/dispatches-item/desert-gold-part-ii/

http://mojaveproject.org/dispatches-item/desert-gold-part-iii/

Tax deductible donations are being sought by the project and you can read about that here:

https://mojaveproject.wedid.it/

 

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Very cool, thanks for sharing. I am in the Mojave Desert often. Fantastic landscape with many Placer deposits. Has brought me good gold over the years. Too bad that most of Death Valley is off-limits for prospecting.

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Good story and some great old photos of the old timers

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Thanks mn90403, cool history, always one of my favorite subjects. 

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