June 2015 by Ray MillsEasing around the bedrock ledges and rock hopping, Terry and I came out into the open and were looking at a nice run of bedrock.
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
It was down deeper than I expected for surface trash. It wasn't until I was down six inches that the target screamed from my scoop.
...I decided to excavate the semi-frozen high-bank that was resting on a soft shale bedrock footing. Within three feet, I encountered an intrusive!
The anticipation of finding out if the system of snatch blocks, shackles, chokers, anchor points, and the strap binding the massive slab of rock in the bottom of the river would even budge an inch was weighing on me.
I will make the assumption that when any of you take a detector in your hand and head out prospecting for gold you are probably anticipating finding some gold. That’s the general idea, right?
In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.
Historically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.
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