A Short But Productive Hunt
June 2022 by Ray Mills
The prospects I found are known to carry heavy chunks of gold, sometimes in quartz, ironstone, or many times a rusty-looking type of shale covering.
Now that you are actually going to be out there doing some prospecting, I may be able to help.
When prospecting for lithium, after confirming for macro attributes through research and field work, including examination of surface geology, the main tool is an accurate lithium assay.
In the “toolbox” of most every prospector there are certain tools that we tend to use consistently for a variety of reasons. Have you ever noticed that tools and equipment tend to wear out, rust and fall apart whether we use them or not?
His findings were not exaggerated—after running 82 buckets of gravels in two days we had a remarkable 27.8 grams of gold!
• Using drywashers to work desert gravels
At the end of the day, Jerry showed me how to clean out the sluice box and then how to pan out the concentrates. As we finished panning, there it was—a little tiny smile of gold...
While the bullion value of the nugget is already substantial, the size and rarity of the Ausrox Nugget combine to make its worth invaluable in the collector market.
The Bawl Mill • Why The Paper Change? • Ask The Experts - When do I use detector discrimination? • Ask The Experts - Is gold found in limestone? • Ask The Experts - Can pyrite crystals be the same color as gold? • How to Use BLM’s New Mineral and Land Records System • Blast from the Past: Jeff Casserly Tells His Own Story • Old Dog(Fighter), New Trick • Talking Metal Detectors with Brent Weaver of Garrett • Strategies for Detecting Heavily Pounded Areas—Part III • EPA Recommends Against Reissuing Permit for PolyMet Mine • The Highs and Hazards of Desert Prospecting • Just Feel The Heft of It • Proposed Nebraska Mine Has Sizeable Deposit of Rare Elements • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver