Detecting Wet Ground Yields More Fun Than Gold
June 2019 by Ray Mills
We all continued over to another location at the top of a massive placer operation. Arriving at the draw, I showed everyone where gold had been found before and we all began detecting.
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.
Science has shown, over the past few centuries, that there is a direct correlation between certain plants and their geophysical surroundings.
I started with, "Hey, Rusty, tell me about the time..." and that was all it took.
I figure there are a lot of new people out there who have the same question. I will try to give some answers that hopefully will give you more confidence in finding your own spots.
The most commonly asked question in metal detecting is, “Which metal detector should I get?” People worry a lot about not getting the right machine. They do not want to waste their money and their time with the wrong metal detector.
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