Finding Gold with a VLF Detector—Part II
May 2014 by Steve HerschbachIt is this ability to hear and respond to the faintest of audio signals that I believe separates the best nugget hunters from everyone else.
Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.
Keeping in mind how the local topography affects where gold has been deposited can help you find more gold, and is certainly something the prospector needs to keep in mind.
After washing the top sixty to ninety feet of gravel, the old- timers hit the bedrock. The bedrock paid one-eighth to one-half of an ounce to the square foot…
With the exception of well-established operators with proven reserves and years of field experience, the high price of gold brought a flood of speculators, con men, and real estate brokers into the mix who were not previously engaged in the gold mining market.
The fine art of panning heavy sands requires a measure of patience. If you enjoy panning gold, you ought to enjoy this too, once you get the hang of it.
Steve got his first nugget within minutes of turning on his metal detector. It only took me about an hour to find my first piece.
My wife Dorothy has always enjoyed tent camping. She thought she was really roughing it at established campgrounds until I convinced her to take a trip with me to drywash for gold in a remote corner of an arid desert wilderness...
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