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…
So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?
I didn’t think too much of our dredge hole and we were both considering a move when we hit bedrock. There was a good quantity of flakes and fines, but no nuggets.
These gritty clay lines were only a quarter of an inch up to three inches wide. Once the line had been laid out, they would look at the wall of gritty clay material and seek more indicators.
Filing claims is actually quite easy, though there are a number of pitfalls that you should watch out for. Over the years, I have made just about every mistake you can with a mining claim, and have learned a few things to watch out for along the way.
We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
This same concept is true of many of our modern-day rivers, and we have to find out where their gold originated if we can.
Depending on the ore and if significant sulfides are present, a hard rock miner may be able to get away with simply using a flux to digest the other minerals that may be present.
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