Prospecting & Detecting
10 Keys to Prospecting Like A Pro
July 2020 by Chris Ralph
Want to find a lot more gold when you get out there to prospect? Well I’ve put together ten ideas that I think will help you become more successful…
Gold Hunting on Libby Creek
The biggest nugget I have found detecting here was three grams and the following weekend someone found a 9-gram nugget while detecting. Some have even found quarter-ounce nuggets, with one being a chevron nugget.
Quartzsite Gives Up Some Big Gold
There is always an overwhelming feeling when finding gold of any size, but one like this doesn’t come along very often.
Prospecting Old Mine Dumps With A Drone
Due to the lockdown, I spent lots of time indoors this spring and I decided to add a drone as a faithful mate in my research.
The Hunt for Remote Canyon Gold
A large, 8-pennyweight piece popped out of a very small crevice where the water had been extremely swift in the winter, leaving no visible gravel.
So Where's The Gold?
...we finally got back to this exploration effort. The old works there were up above the old camp, which was very significant in size.
The Rest of the Story—Detecting With Ray Mills
Ray followed up by detecting the same area and I was happy to see that he did not find any good targets in the same line. So far so good.
A Generous Lesson on Detecting Bedrock
The signal I was hearing was coming from a vertical bedrock crack on the bank of the creek. I removed my backpack, took out my crevicing tools and started to clean out the crack when I saw a glint of gold.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Can GPR be used for lode prospecting? • Ask The Experts - How do I extract gold from pyrite? • Ask The Experts - Should I dig faint sounds with no indicator bars while detecting? • Ask The Experts - Should the detector sound on iron and nickel in a gold area? • Hard Rock 101: Micro Blasting • Sluicing and Detecting Downstream • Tips and Tricks • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Does Caliche Grow? • Polymetallic Skarn Deposits • Practical Advice for Milling Hard Rock Ores • Speed Prospecting for Hard Rock Gold • Forrest Fenn Treasure Chest Finally Found? • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices