A Lesson In Underwater Sniping
December 2019 by Ron Kliewer
Of course, I know a bit about crevicing, but Steve seems to really have a knack for it, and I’m all about continual learning. I can always learn a few tricks from the pros.
Mike and Machael dug in just downriver of that boulder pile and right away found good color and a few small pickers.
I got a signal but knew it was small. Still, I was very happy to find something. I continued and got another signal. Yes! A bigger nugget! Then I got another signal.
The story began in a southern Arizona mountain range...
If you’re going to successfully detect nuggets you must not only know a little about finding gold and detecting, but you also need to know your own limits, have a dash of luck and a lot of persistence.
Depending on the ore and if significant sulfides are present, a hard rock miner may be able to get away with simply using a flux to digest the other minerals that may be present.
These are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
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