Finding Gold with a VLF Detector—Part III
June 2014 by Steve HerschbachThe higher the sensitivity setting, the louder and sharper the signal from a gold nugget or other metal target.
It was down deeper than I expected for surface trash. It wasn't until I was down six inches that the target screamed from my scoop.
The 15 rare earth elements were discovered long after the gold rush began to wane, but demand for them only took off over the past 10 years...
When I teach people about finding gold, I often explain that it is helpful to think of any river or stream that carries gold as being something like a sluice box.
Ground sluicing, surfacing and scratching are a few names given to the recovery of gold in shallow areas. Where I live, the hills are dotted with small surface diggings.
His take of gold was pretty close to what mine was—about a quarter of an ounce. We had just gleaned about half an ounce of gold in just twenty minutes.
I had been busy representing the Prospecting and Mining Journal this spring, but prospecting season finally arrived and I’ve been out digging for nuggets—I’ve even found a few. I know a number of prospectors who are armed with new metal detectors and headed to the hills to look for that precious yellow stuff.
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
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