A Gold Detector Sitting in a Closet Only Finds Dust—More Detector Tips
June 2003 by Jim StraightThe diverse minerals, salts, and moisture, plus any halo effect, and old-timer trash, especially decomposing iron artifacts, are often found in any dry placer gold field and can really mask the “penetration powers” of a detector.
• Another setback for Twin Metals
• US Supreme Court to review case that challenges WOTUS
Q: Can you offer any information on proper mining claim procedures?
Alabama, 52,423 square miles in area, lies at the southwestern end of the Appalachian Mountains. The highest point in the state is only 2,407 feet above sea level. Summers are long and humid, whereas winters are mild.
I remember in the couple of years after that 1997 flood, prospectors around California did very well, taking ounces of gold from places that had not yielded any gold for years before that.
• Anti-dredging bill SB 637 passes
Fatal injuries at mining operations in the United States last year decreased nearly six percent from the previous year, according to preliminary data from the US Department of Labor’s Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
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