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.
Working underwater certainly has its challenges, but since I wanted to learn how to blast underwater, I just needed to dive in headfirst and take charge of the operation.
I like to think in terms of “conductive mass” because it is a combination of both the conductivity of the metal and the size of the target that determine how a detector sees conductivity.
Breaking cemented gravels
This new map-based tool is far superior to the old version with lots of potential layers and information that a prospector can use in research.
The signal I was hearing was coming from a vertical bedrock crack on the bank of the creek. I removed my backpack, took out my crevicing tools and started to clean out the crack when I saw a glint of gold.
During this trip we found enough gold to make us want to come back, even with the punishment of a very long, tough hike.
The big interest to prospectors thinking about the effect of erosion is not what might happen long into the future, but what they might find in the rivers later this summer when the water levels go down.
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