Detecting Canyon Bedrock in The Sierras
September 2018 by Ray Mills
My plan was to go up the canyon along a ridge and then drop into the canyon whenever I came across a spot that might give me reasonable access.
We panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
With a little homework and a methodical approach to sampling, a prospector can determine if a deposit is worthy of more of an investment...
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
The one undeniable truth in prospecting is that the more time you spend in the field, the more gold you will find. Here are a few keys I use to help build my confidence.
Once you have determined that the land is locatable, the next step in the claim research process is to determine if the land has already been claimed by a previous locator.
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
Ask The Experts - Why is there no detector signal with pyrite? • Ask The Experts - Need assaying advice • Ask The Experts - Can you tell me anything about the Cherry Creek District in Nevada? • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Understanding Skim Bar Placers • Mining Journal Receives Honor • Gold Prospecting: For Better or Worse • New Research Tool for Miners in Wyoming • PLP Update • Have We Hit 'Peak Gold'? • Old Mine Sites and New Technology • What Happened to The Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit? • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices