Detectors Versus Pans
November 2010 by Don RobinsonMike scored the best with a total of one-half ounce of gold nuggets. Tom, Brian and Greg each had pieces in the one and a half pennyweight range. The rest of us had small gold and nothing like these three.
Crowds may be great for football games or the Fourth of July, but not for prospecting. So, this summer, while thousands of gold seekers were heading to the coast of Alaska, I headed to a remote part of the Interior.
Ray followed up by detecting the same area and I was happy to see that he did not find any good targets in the same line. So far so good.
• Making a noisy dredge more quiet
That prospecting effort you are about to spend your time on...is it worth your effort? If you are going to devote your time to it, you will need all the facts you can get.
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
Federal and state regulatory agencies often cite mercury and methyl mercury in our waterways as a major factor for further restrictions on placer mining, and on suction gold dredge mining, in particular. However, these regulatory agencies are minimizing selenium and its neutralizing effects.
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