Detecting Old Ground Sluice Locations
December 2012 by Ray MillsGround sluicing, surfacing and scratching are a few names given to the recovery of gold in shallow areas. Where I live, the hills are dotted with small surface diggings.
The first and most important thing of the sampling process is to try to be as unbiased as possible. There is a natural tendency to select rock that looks the best—even unconsciously.
I believe dry washing is an underappreciated prospecting method. There are plenty of places where there is some pretty decent gold to be had, but the spot is a long way from any water and dry processing may well be the best way to go.
Every Spanish village seems to hold their pride in one unique area of expertise. Pamplona has its bulls, Barcelona its architecture, and gold panning belongs to Navelgas.
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This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
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