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.
Picking the right spot to placer has to do with years of experience, and a little luck. The textbooks can tell you where it should be, but sometimes the rules just don’t seem to apply.
It is this ability to hear and respond to the faintest of audio signals that I believe separates the best nugget hunters from everyone else.
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
We soon found that our discovery post and other claim markers were gone and replaced with new posts and a notice of location with an earlier date than had been on our notice of location.
...a large number of these aspiring miners developing their operations seemed to have missed "Placer Mining 101" somewhere along the way.
Once you have a detector, learn how to use it and get out in the field—you can’t find anything with it in your garage.
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.
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