Finding Gold with a VLF Detector—Part I
April 2014 by Steve HerschbachThe very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
When everything is still dry, one of my favorite methods of prospecting is using a straw to blow out small cracks and crevices that dot the exposed bedrock along a stream.
Gold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.
Ray followed up by detecting the same area and I was happy to see that he did not find any good targets in the same line. So far so good.
It is better in a gem and mineral mining operation that the driller, blaster and mucker be the same person in order to be able to predict placement of the desired mineral enriched pockets.
After a while I got a very nice signal and out came a sweet kidney-shaped bit of gold weighing about three grams.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
In my early days of nugget hunting things were fairly simple. Just headphones, a pack, a detector and a small pick were all I needed for my search for great wealth.
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