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Placer operation in southern Oregon

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Really neat video of a placer operations on Sterling Creek in southern Oregon. Some impressive gold but also really neat to see the details of a large placer operation. 

 

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Yes Great Video 

The equipment looks like it is from the 70's 

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My son talked to either this guy or whoever owns the mine now before Christmas..... Said he was really interesting. He invited us up to look at his operation. Going to take him up on it.

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Kinda interesting that Glenn Wadstein got his early experience in Sawyers Bar on the North Fork of the Salmon River, then quit the area due to frustration with FS bureaucracy and moved his operations to Oregon around the turn of the century.  In the score of years since then the FS bureaucracy has multiplied exponentially.  I'm glad his story was at least recorded for posterity as those days are pretty much gone forever in California and, more recently, in Oregon.

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I've driven by Sterling Creek a lot and always wanted to go detecting down there but it's all private property.

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