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.
Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.
Due to the lockdown, I spent lots of time indoors this spring and I decided to add a drone as a faithful mate in my research.
The first thing a person should do is seriously consider whether they want to go mining as a hobby or a business, and the tax implications of the choice.
The red dot on the diagram points out where the gravels there were also carrying, but not as much color. The gold was sparse below the point indicated.
Today it is getting tougher and tougher to find a place to prospect. There is one significant haven left for the small miner...
When we got set up and I started to swing the coil over a small mound, I got a good signal, faint but repeatable.
...it’s been a little known secret that one man was involved in designing many of the most respected very low frequency (VLF) nugget detectors on the market. Dave Johnson has designed gold-oriented detectors for Tesoro, Whites, Fisher and others for more than 25 years.
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