Buyer Beware! Counterfeit Metal Detectors
August 2013 by Chris RalphWhen I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
I am going to suggest dozens of ways you can increase suction power, dredge to greater depths, and improve recovery methods in your sluice box.
Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.
I have been detecting the area on and off since I discovered it. Every time I bought a new detector it was the first place I went to.
George was considering filling his dredge floats with closed-cell foam, ensuring that there would be no area available within each float for flooding.
It was round and I thought it was a dirty piece of lead shot, but after feeling the weight and giving it a spit-cleaning I knew I had one! Small as the nugget was, I felt happy and gratified for my little success
The whole purpose of sampling mineralized ground is to measure the values in a small volume of material that would be representative of a much larger volume of similar material. The key word is representative. Chemical and fire assaying will not accurately represent placer deposits by themselves.
Don’t hunker down and just keep digging in one spot where there is very little or no gold—if you don’t find it, you’ve got to get up and move on!
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