February 2007 by Chris RalphEvery prospector has streaks of bum luck—times when you can’t seem to find much, if anything. This is less true for folks who dry wash or dredge, but electronic prospecting and detecting is especially prone to dry streaks. It’s just the nature of the beast.
The mining district is more than 110 years old, but the two recreational mining areas are new. The State of Alaska designated the Petersville Recreational Mining Area within the past year and the Alaska Gold Mining Camp is not much older, so you can expect to find some unmined ground!
Light-colored volcanic tuff or tuffaceous sandstone often contains small amounts of uranium, enough to be detected with a sensitive radiation detector. Sometimes, the mass effect of the radiation is substantial.
The technology used in these devices has advanced greatly in the last century. Many different types of physical effects are used to measure these magnetic fields and we will briefly look at some of these.
From the point of view of the precious metals, an upside breakout would have clear inflationary implications, which should benefit...
The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
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• IRS goes after low-income taxpayers...
• Training to be greener...but still unemployed
• By the Numbers
• Notable Quotes
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