A Gold Detector Sitting in a Closet Only Finds Dust—A Potpourri of Detector Tips
May 2003 by Jim StraightOver the past twenty-five years I have used specialized examples of the various units mentioned in the following article. They all can find gold. Using an expensive “high-end” gold machine does not guarantee success. Your choice should depend upon...
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A very good baseball hitter might get a hit roughly one time out of every three at-bats, but for prospectors often the results are much sparser and it may take many trips before the prospector hits a home run.
The one he’s rolling around in his fingers is nice—5.23 carats, nearly the size of a marble, pure and white. But the diamond that Alphonse Ngoyi Kasanji is talking about is the big one—the one that got taken away.
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Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
In June 1997, a story I wrote was printed in the Journal titled, “His Name Was John.” Occasionally Grandfather John jotted down notes about his life in America and in the mines. He planned to give these mementos to his sons. The only time he wrote home was to let his wife know when he was booking a trip back to Italy. He sent whatever money he could from his pay in the Argonaut and Kennedy mines in Jackson, California. Mailing letters was expensive, as was everything else.
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