Are There Any Good Prospects Left?
November 2013 by Chris RalphThis type of thinking will get you discouraged pretty fast, and soon all of your mining equipment will be found gathering dust in your garage.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
This article is about our recent gold prospecting adventure, which has yielded over 20 ounces of specimen gold—with more to come.
Over the years, I've noticed a pattern in the type of rocks associated with the best gold deposits in Midwestern glacial gravel.
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.
The old report I read indicated all they ever did was dig some trenches and take samples. It sounded to me like a good place to take my metal detector...
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
There is a surprising amount of detectable gold under the water’s surface. The right tools make it much easier to find, and with a little patience and practice you can take advantage of this underappreciated bonanza.
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