Finding Gold Beyond Your Detector
June 2021 by Chris Ralph
The lesson of keeping one’s eyes open to other possibilities is one of the great secrets of successful prospecting. Prospectors need to always be on the lookout for opportunities.
Some creeks have nuggets, while others, particulary the rivers, nothing but fine gold.
The biggest nugget I have found detecting here was three grams and the following weekend someone found a 9-gram nugget while detecting. Some have even found quarter-ounce nuggets, with one being a chevron nugget.
The holes were overloaded with explosives, but I didn’t know it. I was just a green mining engineer fresh out of school and told to watch as the experienced miners set the charge.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
This article is about our recent gold prospecting adventure, which has yielded over 20 ounces of specimen gold—with more to come.
Mike and Machael dug in just downriver of that boulder pile and right away found good color and a few small pickers.
It is the eighth largest brown diamond to be found and certified by park staff.
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