Clues for Detecting Ancient River Channels and Flats
March 2021 by Ray Mills
The gold in this area can get quite large. Most of the pieces are about half a pennyweight on average.
Since this position was the least desirable due to the hard physical labor, the bucking room was used as punishment. Do you have a mediocre worker? Bad attitude? Off to the bucking room!
The pile up on the small hill had to be a couple yards of black sand. I’m not one to ignore a little gold even if it is small in size—I have always believed that gold fever comes in all sizes.
• Prospecting for Diamonds in Kimberlite by W. Dan Hausel
• Miners referring to their activity as “recreational”
In the “toolbox” of most every prospector there are certain tools that we tend to use consistently for a variety of reasons. Have you ever noticed that tools and equipment tend to wear out, rust and fall apart whether we use them or not?
This type of thinking will get you discouraged pretty fast, and soon all of your mining equipment will be found gathering dust in your garage.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Info on Santa Cruz beach placers? • Ask The Experts - Detectors and flour gold • Ask The Experts - Why is the gold in these clays? • Ask The Experts - Can you explain colloidal gold? • Ask The Experts - Where did this kimberlite come from? • Ask The Experts - Can gold particles combine to form a nugget? • Placer Gold Deposits in the Western States • Evaluating Gold Recovery with Mass Balance Calculations • What Is Your Grade? • State of Idaho Looks to Invest in Gold and Silver • Colorado Uranium Mining in the 1950s Boom • Drywashing for Desert Gold—Part II • Decoding Dredge Capacity • I Just Tripped Over A Nugget • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices