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.
…early last fall, I found my first gold-rich patch along a few crevices in the same river and found five grams of gold nuggets in one outing.
It was June 2011, and my wife Fran and I with Grandson Lucas and good friend Ernie Cruz were attempting to get to our gold mining claim on the Middle Fork of the Feather River about ten miles from Quincy, California. Rain had poured down in the previous few days and the road in a large number of low places was under water. Following two hours of slugging through the mud...
I woke up on Sunday morning, August 10, to heavy smoke. I saw where it was coming from, but it seemed like it was a long way off so I thought I was okay for the time being.
As a gold prospector for the past ten years, I thought that I had a fair understanding of the steps necessary to find gemstones.
Can a metal detector be used to find limonitic gossan material?
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