A Prospecting Adventure in Mexico
July 2017 by Bryon Tolle
There you’re expected to be personally responsible in making decisions, and yes, it can be costly. When you are responsible for your own life, you live life more, and with it you certainly risk more.
My girlfriend Beth and I decided to take our canoe down the Yukon and do some gold dredging...
Some will doubt its value given the ultra-fine particle size… Some will become encouraged about not having to incur significant time and expense to break rock.
I am going to break bedrock down a bit and explain my view of the varying scenarios I come across in the field.
This concept of detecting does not always work as we sometimes get a week or so where the temperatures rise to 116°—sometimes more.
Because these crevices catch and hold gold so well, it's worthwhile to learn how they form, which ones are good for catching gold and which ones are not.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
In underground placer work, the contact point of the bedrock tunnel and the gravel is a very weak point and always has to be timbered. The bedrock here is thin, fractured, and the gravels loose from many years of oxidizing.
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