Ask the Experts
August 2013 by Chris RalphQ: Will my detector react to fine gold?
Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
The larger nuggets were all old channel gold, smooth and water-worn. I guessed that a few of them would push a bit under one-half-ounce apiece.
Depth is not an issue unless the site is thoroughly cleaned of shallow trash, and it is far easier to isolate and remove targets using a small coil in a target rich location.
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