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August 2015 by Chris RalphProblems finding gold with a detector
Sniping for gold… what does it mean to you? To me, sniping is taking a mask and snorkel along with a screwdriver and squeeze bottle to search for gold lying on or in bedrock.
Has your experience ever led you to wonder why some gold is deposited on bedrock and in crevices, while other gold is not? We’re going take a deeper look at this and see what we can figure it out.
With a little homework and a methodical approach to sampling, a prospector can determine if a deposit is worthy of more of an investment...
Problems finding gold with a detector
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
There were nice sections of vein material at the end of several drifts, like they just stopped work one day and walked away.
I figured it would be quite conservative of me to shoot for about four ounces of gold instead of the twelve ounces I had found in 2013.
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