Going Over Old Ground With Newer Technology
May 2020 by Jim Eakin
When we got set up and I started to swing the coil over a small mound, I got a good signal, faint but repeatable.
As I started walking down to the river one chilly morning, the mist was hanging over the calm portions of the water like a white cotton blanket. This scene got me to thinking about why the river was like that—the deep pools, boulder fields, gravel bars, the effects of how much water was moving at any given time along the watercourse—and most of all the relationship all these things have on where I will be able to find gold.
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
When working fine gold placers with a drywasher, there are some natural variables that can be beneficial as well as others that can be a hindrance to achieving good recovery.
The pile up on the small hill had to be a couple yards of black sand. I’m not one to ignore a little gold even if it is small in size—I have always believed that gold fever comes in all sizes.
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
…the men sought to “inject false and misleading information about the genuine supply and demand for precious metals futures contracts into the markets, and to deceive other participants”…
This wash was not far from where I once dug a half-ounce nugget, so I knew there was gold in the area.
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