A Golden Summer
November 2014 by Ray MillsHis take of gold was pretty close to what mine was—about a quarter of an ounce. We had just gleaned about half an ounce of gold in just twenty minutes.
Heading for Australia to metal detect for gold. Tips? Suggestions?
Looking for nugget laden bedrock in forested mountain regions, you first need to explore the banks of the gold-bearing streams and look for the bedrock that is exposed as this is your starting point.
The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
It was one of those awkward situations as we walked, fatigued and too thirsty to speak a word.
Sanders claimed he used ground-penetrating radar to survey his private property in Nevada County, California, and uncovered the chunk of gold with a backhoe when he was following up on one of the anomalies found by the radar.
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