A Long Dry Spell
October 2015 by Don RobinsonJust three weeks ago one of our prospecting team members decided to go back to this location on his own. He had a new detector and wanted to try it out some.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
This is the story of a nugget patch I’ve been working on that is a bit unusual. I won’t be telling you where it is located, but I will tell you how I found it and how I’ve worked it.
He made some casual conversation until he got around to what really brought him into my camper.
Most dry washers have a feed rate adjustment. It needs to be set so that the material flows evenly over the riffles and does not bury them.
There were many small gold placers found and worked in the deserts in the old days, which had then been pretty much forgotten about. We all tried to be the first to re-discover these spots.
Historically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.
So, how much rain does it take to cause a major movement of gravels in a stream and redistribute the gold? The technical answer is enough water to move the bed load of the river.
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