Ask the Experts
September 2014 by Chris Ralph• What to prospect with on the Klamath River
There are not a lot of tools needed to get out and take advantage of the situation. Other than my wetsuit, I typically travel light with a gold pan, maybe a pry bar and a few crevice cleaning tools.
I recently found myself wondering what would be the ultimate prospecting adventure. What would be the most amazing thing if I had no restrictions or limitations?
• Making a noisy dredge more quiet
When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?
The operation and techniques employed are highly successful in producing free gold with minimal work involved while maintaining an environment protection process through the use of recycled water and a settling pond.
People always ask me what is so important about locating contact zones. The answer to that: Gold.
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