Glacial Prospecting Basics Part 1
September 2022 by Matthew Hospodar
This article will focus on glacial deposits and some of my hypotheses regarding gold in the Midwest glacial area.
• Re: Tyrie's Roadway Nugget
• Re: Are Permits Needed for Highbanking in California
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.
The question that most new people have is, “What do I detect?” Most people have a picture in their mind of what it takes to make what they are seeing a good place to detect. This is what I will try to sort out for you.
Here's the kicker—for every lost flake there was a five minute penalty added to the time. Lost gold generally meant you didn't make it past the preliminaries.
Some experienced panners with the vigor and longevity to spend a full day panning in the small creeks and ravines can possibly find as much as a gram or more on a good day.
...we finally got back to this exploration effort. The old works there were up above the old camp, which was very significant in size.
With the recent surge of interest in gold projects, it’s about time to revisit a subject that strikes fear into the hearts of small-scale miners: Permits.
Online 3D version Coming Soon • Geology of Placer Deposits: Reading a River • Grass Valley, Nevada City, Malakoff Diggings, Northern California • Let Nature Help • Electronic Prospecting: The Hunt for Coarse Gold • Gleaning for Gold Part 2 • PLP Update • Blast From the Past • Resource Maven