Throughout history, human beings have shown a fair amount of interest in finding natural resources within the land and water.
Sometimes, this involves digging for precious minerals. In other cases, it involves fishing or otherwise swimming in bodies of water to discover what may lay at the very bottom.
In certain cases, searches for valuable resources within nature have been written off as foolish and wasteful. Though there are definitely circumstances in which these types of quests rendered success.
Now, the search is on in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, according to DNYUZ.
What’s Going on in the Sierra Nevada Foothills?
Back in the 1900s, it was believed that a lot of dirt moved by miners could very well contain precious, valuable resources, such as gold. In particular, the gold is believed to be found within mudslides, due to how the miners operated back in the day.
Of special interest were some photos he took in a visit in 1944 to Manzanar in the Owens Valley, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mtns. This was one of a number of “relocation camps” where ppl of Japanese ancestry (mostly American citizens) were incarcerated during WWII. pic.twitter.com/AHYhJScnJt
— Jack Young (@JackGYoung) April 27, 2023
Now, fast forward to current times and it’s believed that much of this gold is still around. In fact, one geologist believes in order to find the gold within the Sierra Nevada Foothills, people will need to search creek bottoms and even use metal detectors.
Likewise, the flow of water and melting of snow have also been branded as playing a role in helping searchers find valuable gold.
Time Will Tell
Ultimately, time will be the biggest determining factor of whether or not the searches within the Sierra Nevada Foothills render more discoveries of gold. Likewise, it remains to be seen if the natural movement of the elements helps or hinders this search.
— Nevada Mining News (@NevadaGoldNews) January 7, 2023
In the meantime, more attention is being directed toward gold and its value, especially as the economy becomes increasingly unpredictable. As it stands today, people who find and hold onto gold could very well see that it increases in value later down the line.