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November 2012 by Chris RalphHeading for Australia to metal detect for gold. Tips? Suggestions?
As I laid in my Jeep and tried to get some rest, I began to realize how tired I was. I felt like a little kid who walked around Disneyland for 12 hours with his parents.
In our May 2013 issue, we took a look at the mineral quartz, a mineral very commonly associated with gold. However, gold is not the only reason prospectors are interested in quartz. Quartz can also be very valuable as a gemstone
...a large number of these aspiring miners developing their operations seemed to have missed "Placer Mining 101" somewhere along the way.
During this trip we found enough gold to make us want to come back, even with the punishment of a very long, tough hike.
At this point, stress raised my blood pressure and I was figuring out escape routes through the brush, but thought it best to continue the conversation.
I like to think in terms of “conductive mass” because it is a combination of both the conductivity of the metal and the size of the target that determine how a detector sees conductivity.
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