Flood Plain Gold Deposits—What Are They Really?
November 2017 by Don Robinson
We just completed a trip to another river, and yes, there was definite movement and redistribution of gravels, and other prospectors have seen this as well.
A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.
Problems finding gold with a detector
Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.
Many years ago I was in the American Canyon. I remembered a few details about a placer deposit there, so we decided to make a trip down and re-check some of these old workings.
It is important to note that discrimination is a type of electronic filtering. The signal is analyzed, and depending on the discrimination setting, identified as either a target to be dug or a target to be ignored.
As the ground thaws and dries out and the warmth of spring starts to settle in, it’s time to start afresh with a new prospecting season.
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