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.
...I got the faintest of rises in the threshold. It was hardly a signal at all, and I thought it was one of the many, deep, hot rocks in the area.
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
Four nuggets, ranging from one to four pennyweight, had been found originally. All four nuggets were found in a line about ten feet apart from each other.
I am learning more about gold deposition in this area than I knew previously. I am passing this information on with the hope that many of you will be able to locate patches and lines a little easier in the future because of this article.
When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
Years later I returned with a new detector with a smaller coil and detector technology more sensitive to smaller nuggets. I found my first nugget within five minutes. I had a second five minutes after that.
Setting up a gravity dredge
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