A Few Tips and Tricks for Beach Mining
June 2015 by R L RossWhen you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
Solar energy can be used for any size placer or hard rock mining operation. It is most practical for small and longer-term operations provided your mine is not located in a dense forest.
Using a snuffer bottle to pick it out of the pan, he continued his panning efforts. He continued to find more yellowish stuff, but it wasn’t shiny like he thought gold should look.
These are entry-level machines designed with gold prospecting in mind and with the ability to handle mineralized ground and see nuggets of a grain or so in size, perhaps smaller.
The red dot on the diagram points out where the gravels there were also carrying, but not as much color. The gold was sparse below the point indicated.
Most of our gold recoveries have been in the cracks of the bedrock. Hot rocks in the form of dikes cross the creek at various locations, causing us to skip those areas.
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