Crumb Hunting With A VLF Detector
November 2019 by Ray Mills
Chris got a nice target signal on the edge of rising bedrock, but still in a low, but washed area. After breaking up the bedrock, he recovered several pieces of gold amounting to almost three pennyweight.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
Dredges actually do pretty well in freezing conditions. There are a few tips you should know, however.
Easing around the bedrock ledges and rock hopping, Terry and I came out into the open and were looking at a nice run of bedrock.
Detectors were invented long before I was born, but it was in the 1960s when they started to become an item popular enough to power a fledgling industry. The key development was miniature transistor technology replacing the old fashioned tube technology of the 1950s, making lightweight, affordable detectors possible.
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
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