Conductive Minerals and Your Metal Detector
August 2014 by Chris Ralph...most prospectors don't even think about the conductivity of minerals, but there are some that do conduct electricity to a certain degree, so metal detectors will respond to them.
We continue to seek out a patented mining property with an owner who is willing to host such an event with a water supply and enough remaining gold to make it worthwhile for the students.
The holes were overloaded with explosives, but I didn’t know it. I was just a green mining engineer fresh out of school and told to watch as the experienced miners set the charge.
There is reason to believe these stream valleys are still rich with gold, silver and copper.
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
I believe dry washing is an underappreciated prospecting method. There are plenty of places where there is some pretty decent gold to be had, but the spot is a long way from any water and dry processing may well be the best way to go.
With eight loads processed, a pumpkin-size rock fell into the hopper, stopping the whole operation until I could lift it out.
Fortunately, there are products on the market that can address these problems and make a small-scale mining operation feasible.
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