Ask The Experts
August 2015 by Chris RalphProblems finding gold with a detector
When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.
Can a metal detector be used to find limonitic gossan material?
We soon found that our discovery post and other claim markers were gone and replaced with new posts and a notice of location with an earlier date than had been on our notice of location.
Some of the items that I’m going to go over are outcroppings, ditches, exploratory trenches and contacts/surface materials. I am going to speak about each of the above items in as much detail as I can, and then towards the end of this article I will tie them together.
A retired gold prospector spent hours digging up his fortune in the northern goldfields near Kambalda, Western Australia, after finding the target with his metal detector.
We split up in order to cover a larger area and found good color almost everywhere. The bedrock was shallow on both sides of the river, but the inside bend was where we concentrated our prospecting.
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