Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!

Magazine

Prospecting & Detecting

Detector Brings New Life to An Old Lode Mine

…it was immediately evident the previous owner had not been using a detector. During just a few months of working the dumps part-time, he recovered gold in quartz specimens valued in excess of $40,000.

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

My Lucky Month of March


My wife Maureen and I spend part of our winter season in the Quartzsite, Arizona area. One fine March morning, we left our RV camping area at approximately 10am in search of that elusive yellow metal with our metal detectors.

The Dredge Report


As a plaintiff in one of the lawsuits, I’m not allowed to talk about specifics in the court-ordered negotiations currently underway in San Bernardino. However, I do want to let you know we are making progress…

Old Dog(Fighter), New Trick


Then it occurred to me that the drywasher was designed by an engineer. Gotta love engineers! Those slide-rule geeks always tinker with gravity, angles, curves and flow.

A Break in the Weather


Back at the entry point of the mine, we took turns slowly crawling down the slope leading into the mine portal with our metal detectors, hard hats and flashlights. The mine was hand dug and is about 75 yards long.

A Golden Past


My mining partner Keith McBride and I spent a week in May working on a twenty-nine man crew split up into six teams at a couple of “pay to mine” mining camps.

Tucson Show Marketing


Normally we do not cover gem and mineral shows, but this one is a little different. The Tucson (Arizona) Gem and Mineral show is the sales source for so many small mining operations, I felt I had to address this show and its possibilities for the small miner.

A Generous Lesson on Detecting Bedrock


The signal I was hearing was coming from a vertical bedrock crack on the bank of the creek. I removed my backpack, took out my crevicing tools and started to clean out the crack when I saw a glint of gold.

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Legislative and Regulatory Update   • Ask The Experts - What are these thin brittle sheets with reddish powder?   • Ask The Experts - Are custom mills available for titanium and tungsten?   • Ask The Experts - What assay value is needed for cobalt deposits?   • Ask The Experts - What do you think is the source of gold in this area of Ireland?   • Annual Claim Filings Due   • Highbanking for Gold   • Gold Placers in Italy   • Critical Minerals: Titanium—Part II   • The Batteries Metal Rush   • Blackberries and Gold   • Writing It All Off After The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
Ask The Experts - Incorrect assays cause problems   • PLP Update

Advertisements

Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue