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.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
I love to see old-timer workings while I am out detecting for gold. For one thing, it assures me that gold came from there. Second, it tells me gold should almost certainly still be there.
We panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
The nugget sat there in plain sight, though it was covered in dirt, while hundreds of people had passed that way every day.
My hunch was that the gold is coming down the apron, falling off to both sides and into both gulches. I say that because the gold we found previously has the same characteristics and color across the entire area.
A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
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