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November 2012 by Chris RalphHeading for Australia to metal detect for gold. Tips? Suggestions?
On our last trip, we brought ropes and went down the first waterfall forty vertical feet, only to be confronted by a second, sixty-foot-high, overhanging waterfall that emptied into a slot canyon.
There are a few questions you will need to ask yourself before you apply for a suction dredge permit from the State Water Resources Control Board.
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
The most commonly asked question in metal detecting is, “Which metal detector should I get?” People worry a lot about not getting the right machine. They do not want to waste their money and their time with the wrong metal detector.
…the “One More Time” has turned into three more trips and each of the three has yielded more gold each time down.
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.
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
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