Ask the Experts
September 2014 by Chris Ralph• Using drywashers to work desert gravels
More than one prospector has gone into that canyon and never came out.
The only thing that saved me was talking to a local miner who gave me a “heads up” that private individuals owned all the mineral rights in that section.
My third sample location proved to be my last and most interesting. I needed to look no further.
What I hope to do here is to give you some information that will help you, the reader, pick out locations that will be better for you to detect and give you a possibility of finding gold.
This same concept is true of many of our modern-day rivers, and we have to find out where their gold originated if we can.
Mike and Machael dug in just downriver of that boulder pile and right away found good color and a few small pickers.
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