Detecting for Gold in Nevada
April 2014 by Ray MillsWithin a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
The 316 Mining Company has not been all that successful, but does not ever seem to learn from their past mistakes.
Excited for this first notable evidence, I returned to that riverbed, looking for another paystreak and obviously more jade.
Mike and I each selected a side of the creek and started to work our way upstream. We both worked the water and sides of the creek, and better than half the gold found in this area is in the water.
Walking around the gulch and exploring the upper drainage, picking up different rocks and inspecting them with a good loop, and looking them up in a field guide of rocks and minerals of your region will help you understand how the gold got there.
The zone of influence of each sample must be carefully considered when deciding how far sample sites should be spaced from each other.
There are so many, many different types of gold pans on the market that I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at the world of the simple gold pan.
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