Detecting During Summer Heat
August 2015 by Ray MillsThis concept of detecting does not always work as we sometimes get a week or so where the temperatures rise to 116°—sometimes more.
• Drones for the independent prospector
...a large number of these aspiring miners developing their operations seemed to have missed "Placer Mining 101" somewhere along the way.
I recently grew complacent, and it caused me to make a mistake that resulted in the loss of a mining claim. It brought my mining plans for the summer to a complete halt.
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
Without knowing or even thinking about it, I had put together a map that showed me a pattern of the ancient Sacramento River channel. I also had a distinct picture of where the ancient channels of several other creeks and rivers were running.
We all continued over to another location at the top of a massive placer operation. Arriving at the draw, I showed everyone where gold had been found before and we all began detecting.
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