Basic Information About Gold Detectors
July 2001 by Jim StraightFor those who rarely nuggetshoot, or are thinking about doing a little occasional nugget hunting, to buy a specialized gold detector may not be financially practical. Fortunately, a coin shooter with do-all capabilities, while it may not be as sensitive to sub-grain flakes, is satisfactory for many nugget hunting situations, especially if a smaller accessory coil is used.
We decided to run a detector over each piece. If we got a decent signal we placed the piece into a high-grade pile and the rest went into another pile to be worked on later. This high-grade pile wasn’t that large—maybe 25 pounds...
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Historically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.
The large nugget just sat there and would not budge, mocking me as if to say, “I have been here for 3,000 years and I am not leaving.”
Following is a speech Rep. Ron Paul delivered to the House of Representatives in early June, making a case for the return to the gold standard.—Editor
For approximately 30 years, the mines produced good ore, some so rich it was simply sent straight to bagging, bypassing milling and loaded directly on the rail cars.
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