Ask the Experts
February 2015 by Chris Ralph
This fine gold that is so common is probably the most notorious for eluding our riffles and mattings.
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 very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
I have been detecting the area on and off since I discovered it. Every time I bought a new detector it was the first place I went to.
Sometimes there are good mining claims on the market available to purchase, but there are also folks out there who are willing to take your money under false pretenses. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that these wolves in sheep’s clothing are few and far between.
We are both very experienced working this type of ground, and we quickly found the pay layer where we would focus our efforts. The bedrock has good gold, but so does the red hard pan.
This article is about our recent gold prospecting adventure, which has yielded over 20 ounces of specimen gold—with more to come.
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