Gold Deposits of Montana
March 2013 by Chris RalphHistorically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.
“Metal detecting is not a social function.” So said a good friend of mine. And it’s true. But that’s not to say the benefits of having a prospecting partner don’t outweigh those of being alone.
The call of gold is a strong one and it has pulled men from every corner of the planet. That said, I guess it’s now my turn to chase far away gold.
What I saw was a beach area that was just completely covered in black sand. Rubbing my hands close together like a kid in a candy store, I could not wait to get set up.
Trinity County is located in the far northwest corner of California and stirs up many different memories for those who have been there.
...we finally got back to this exploration effort. The old works there were up above the old camp, which was very significant in size.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
After getting all the gear together we headed up the old road that led us to an old ground sluice site. George and Kaleb were using lightweight VLF (very low frequency) detectors. I carried a newer technology unit that is just a tad coil-heavy in the front.
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