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…
Once indicators start showing up along or below a contact I start to get excited. When I have shale, and outcroppings of diorite with iron-red, gritty soil and some clay thrown in, I really get lightheaded. I may be a mile away from the nearest diggings but that’s okay. I just found a spot that could provide some nice nugget hunting.
The interesting thing about the Mother Lode area is that we can pretty much find at least a little gold in any creek or river (and even in some of the many dry gulches).
I started with, "Hey, Rusty, tell me about the time..." and that was all it took.
At this point, stress raised my blood pressure and I was figuring out escape routes through the brush, but thought it best to continue the conversation.
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
Nuggets make for the best memories and this patch was just adding to mine. In the hours of daylight I had left, I worked from that nugget to the bottom of the patch, collecting eight more nuggets.
It all occurred when Gus and I returned to a remote placer gold area where we had previously found really good gold. The problem was that it would take about an hour to walk through the desert to get to it.
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