Attention to Detail - Part II
September 2016 by Ray MillsDitches almost always started in the high country and contoured the mountainsides, making a long drop, usually many miles away, to the goldfields. There are ditches in Trinity County that originate at seven and eight thousand feet in the Trinity Alps that carried water almost thirty miles.
I had some success following this premise this summer, finding a few nuggets in places I think I overlooked in the past.
The higher the sensitivity setting, the louder and sharper the signal from a gold nugget or other metal target.
As the ground thaws and dries out and the warmth of spring starts to settle in, it’s time to start afresh with a new prospecting season.
After he excavates the ore down to bedrock, he goes over the bedrock with a metal detector to ensure he didn't leave any gold behind before he backfills the area.
Confluences of placer streams are well known as concentration sites for heavy minerals. The basic reason is that...
I had my heart set on finding a large nugget on this trip, and it seemed to me that pounding known patches was not likely to turn up a monster. Inevitably I would spend at least half my day wandering off...
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