Detecting My Way Across Australia—Pt II
November 2010 by Fred MasonIt was round and I thought it was a dirty piece of lead shot, but after feeling the weight and giving it a spit-cleaning I knew I had one! Small as the nugget was, I felt happy and gratified for my little success
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
The red dot on the diagram points out where the gravels there were also carrying, but not as much color. The gold was sparse below the point indicated.
What do you do when you’ve located a promising deposit of gold or gemstones, but it’s trapped in solid rock?
I got a signal but knew it was small. Still, I was very happy to find something. I continued and got another signal. Yes! A bigger nugget! Then I got another signal.
Your odds of going home with gold will be higher using the discrimination mode, even if you might have misread one of the targets you rejected.
Micro blasting can be used to take down hanging rock, separate minerals from overburden, and collect gemstones and other high-value product with minimal damage.
This wash was not far from where I once dug a half-ounce nugget, so I knew there was gold in the area.
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