From Vietnam to Wedding Bands
February 2017 by Ron KliewerIt’s a common symptom of gold fever for miners to be very hesitant to let go of gold they’ve found or even have it made into jewelry. I confess, I suffer from the same incurable disease!
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
Just three weeks ago one of our prospecting team members decided to go back to this location on his own. He had a new detector and wanted to try it out some.
Let’s examine why your placer gold looks the way it does and what you can tell about its journey based upon its appearance.
When he got home that night, he looked at the plotted points of gold and trash he had dug and saw that there was a distinct line where the gold nuggets were being found.
There are times when being able to recognize a type of rock can make you a much more successful prospector.
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