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.
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
During my adventures I’ve learned a few key best practices that help me to consistently find gold nuggets with my detectors. You can apply many of these best practices to any type of prospecting. These best practices are really common sense; however, they are easy to neglect.
Today, the greatest gold rushes occur due to technological advances capable of discovering gold where it once was extremely unlikely or difficult.
Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.
What are the tell signs of garnet deposits?
What I hope to do here is to give you some information that will help you, the reader, pick out locations that will be better for you to detect and give you a possibility of finding gold.
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