Beach Mining for Placer Gold
June 2019 by Rob Roy
What I saw was a beach area that was just completely covered in black sand. Rubbing my hands close together like a kid in a candy store, I could not wait to get set up.
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.
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
The most commonly asked question in metal detecting is, “Which metal detector should I get?” People worry a lot about not getting the right machine. They do not want to waste their money and their time with the wrong metal detector.
The more experienced prospectors know these lesser known spots are the types of places where big finds are still made.
The suspect brought a duffel bag with him that he filled with two employee cellphones, wallets, cash from the register, gold nuggets and several trays of jewelry.
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