Gold Detecting—Are You Up For It?
February 2022 by Ray Mills
“What does it take to get into gold detecting?” This may seem like a simple question, but the more I hear it, the more I realize it is a frequent question that needs to be answered.
There are many smaller old hard rock mines out there—more than you might think. There are some small hard rock properties that are even open to be claimed if one does the right amount of research to find them.
My wife Dorothy has always enjoyed tent camping. She thought she was really roughing it at established campgrounds until I convinced her to take a trip with me to drywash for gold in a remote corner of an arid desert wilderness...
The biggest obstacle is that like many streams on the Kenai Peninsula, high water during the summer months from snow melt and rain can make dredging nearly impossible. The best dredging is in the colder months of the year.
Many suggestions had some pieces or parts that would work some of the time, but Dredger Dan’s suggestion was, in my humble opinion, the cleanest, cleverest, and most dependable.
The coin trading world has a new gold standard, after the only known 1822 half eagle $5 piece in private hands sold at auction in Las Vegas…
This was “pocket” country. All around were “pockets” that had been hand dug by old and new miners.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Claim staking as a job? • Ask The Experts - Tests for silver, platinum and rhodium? • Ask The Experts - Can refining be done without chemicals? • Small High-Grade Pocket Districts • Underwater Reclamation • Crystallized Gold Mines of California • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Never Go Alone • Prepping Your Gold Detecting Spots • How Far Has That Gold Traveled? • 'Outer Space' Diamond Headed for Auction • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices