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.
What are the tell signs of garnet deposits?
In Chicken I had my first experience with the famous Alaska blue clay, sometimes called the blue layer. The blue layer is where the best fine gold was to be found.
I remember in the couple of years after that 1997 flood, prospectors around California did very well, taking ounces of gold from places that had not yielded any gold for years before that.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
Fran, and I had made a practice of turning big boulders in gold producing areas to find some great rewards. Sometimes it was slow and frustrating, but in the end “We got the gold!”
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
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