Detecting for Possible Mid-Range Eluvial Gold
September 2006 by Jim StraightActually, this mid-range gold zone can exist in any eluvial placer field with a shallow zone where the ground “tightens up” below the loosely packed surface dirt to harder packed dirt. However, its presence depends upon several factors:
“Why is so much public land closed off to the recreational miner?”
Not everyone would admit to digging through old outhouse pits, but George Piasecki says it's all part of the game for a bottle collector.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
Logging on federal land plummeted—over 84% since the 1980s. And that management tool was replaced with—nothing.
The Guyana Highlands referred to here are a tropical upland area that extends from French Guiana on the east to Colombia on the west, with elevations reaching 9,219 feet. It occupies a vast and remote region between the Orinoco River on the north and the Amazon River on the south. There are mountains, tablelands, mesas, and swamps, largely impassable to those on foot.
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