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."
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).
You might think that gold prospecting techniques are basically the same everywhere, and in many instances you’d be correct. Some geographical locations, however, due to their unique geological conditions, present unusual challenges...
I’m sure we all have, at some point in time, gone out detecting and ended up not having the success we thought we would have. Here are some helpful game-changers that work for me and may work for you, as well.
Fortunately, there are products on the market that can address these problems and make a small-scale mining operation feasible.
Over the years, I've noticed a pattern in the type of rocks associated with the best gold deposits in Midwestern glacial gravel.
There is always an overwhelming feeling when finding gold of any size, but one like this doesn’t come along very often.
I recently grew complacent, and it caused me to make a mistake that resulted in the loss of a mining claim. It brought my mining plans for the summer to a complete halt.
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