Detecting in Australia's Etheridge Goldfield
October 2007 by Jim FosterThis remote goldfield covers an area of over 13,000 square miles of the Savanna Gulf country of Far North Queensland, Australia.
What better place to dredge for gold in the early 1970s than downhill from the largest gold mine in the US? Gold prices were rising, and it was a good time and place to shop for a prospect.
I know big mining companies use cyanide and other leach systems to recover gold from ore. Is this the only economically feasible way to recover the values?
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