Dry Washing to Capture Fine Gold
November 2013 by Ray MillsThere may be lots of smaller gold I cannot hear with a detector, but it looks just fine in my pan once it is out of the crevice.
This time we took the detectors. Roger had worked that spot very well and wanted to see if my new detector would uncover any gold he might have missed.
Winter is the time for research, and if you haven’t already done some research to find new places to prospect, now is the time to cram in some last minute research before the good weather arrives.
Let’s take a look at diamonds and diamond mining and see how they form, how they are used beyond just jewelry, and what leads geologists to find diamond deposits.
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
The higher the sensitivity setting, the louder and sharper the signal from a gold nugget or other metal target.
If you do the math, it equates to about $1,500 of heavy metal value per three-hour dive. This is good wages, and you are doing a service to the environment by removing this toxic metal.
Nuggets make for the best memories and this patch was just adding to mine. In the hours of daylight I had left, I worked from that nugget to the bottom of the patch, collecting eight more nuggets.
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