Ask The Experts
August 2015 by Chris RalphProblems finding gold with a detector
In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.
As I planned for my trips, I concentrated on how to lighten my pack yet still carry enough gear to make the trip productive and enjoyable.
Several areas came to mind, but each was eliminated for one reason or another. One that seemed to be hanging on was the old historic mining town called Placerville.
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Mike and Machael dug in just downriver of that boulder pile and right away found good color and a few small pickers.
I get a lot of questions from prospectors about garnets, their value and what they tell us about the geology of some types of mineral deposits. So I thought it would be a good idea to take a closer look at the lowly garnet and learn a bit more about it.
Historically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.
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