Detecting For Gold—Are You Up For It?
April 2013 by Ray MillsOver the years that I have been detecting for gold I have had many of the same questions come up. I decided to write this article to hopefully answer some questions that a person wishing to detect for gold may have.
This was two days of gold panning, with just over 250 gold panners trying to win a medal to show they were one of the best of the best.
Can a metal detector be used to find limonitic gossan material?
I believe dry washing is an underappreciated prospecting method. There are plenty of places where there is some pretty decent gold to be had, but the spot is a long way from any water and dry processing may well be the best way to go.
I had some success following this premise this summer, finding a few nuggets in places I think I overlooked in the past.
Across and downstream of our operation was a large pile of huge boulders. It was logical to think that water forces may have deposited gold in and around these boulders. We moved our dredge over and started pulling the rock pile apart.
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