Getting A Successful Start in Metal Detecting for Gold
March 2015 by Michael GreyshockOnce you have a detector, learn how to use it and get out in the field—you can’t find anything with it in your garage.
The big interest to prospectors thinking about the effect of erosion is not what might happen long into the future, but what they might find in the rivers later this summer when the water levels go down.
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.
Our group of independent miners have been busy crafting a uniquely designed ladder/ore cart track from the bottom of an 85-foot mine shaft in a historical hard rock mine.
These are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
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.
This was “pocket” country. All around were “pockets” that had been hand dug by old and new miners.
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