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Friday, August 10, 2012

Richest Gold Ground in the US

As glaciers have melted over an estimated two million years, gold has been washed into the bottom of the Bering Sea. Prospectors in Nome, Alaska continue to search for the precious metal that can gain them riches.  Over the decades, Nome has given up five million ounces of gold, according to the federal Minerals Management Service.

Of course, the Pomrenkes are running what could be described as the largest (and most successful) dredging operation at Nome...their seasonal gold recovery is typically $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 or more.

However, even the one and two-person underwater suction dredging operations at Nome can pull 6, 7, 10 or even 12 (or more) troy ounces of placer gold from the Bering Sea floor on a good day. There are few, if any, locations in the Lower 48 where you can pull this much placer gold from suction dredging in a single day (or week, or month for that matter).  That's an absolute fact.

Two troy ounces of pickers gold found on seafloor of Nome.