Gold Dredging on Oregon's South Umpqua
November 2012 by Chuck LassiterFamiliarizing oneself with an unfamiliar part of the country is often a requirement of successful gold prospecting. In the pursuit of gold, it may become necessary for a prospector to branch out into new hunting grounds.
During this trip we found enough gold to make us want to come back, even with the punishment of a very long, tough hike.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
I have a bunch of ideas about what to do in the near term and then other thoughts about what things might look like a few months from now when I hope the situation will look a lot better.
In underground placer work, the contact point of the bedrock tunnel and the gravel is a very weak point and always has to be timbered. The bedrock here is thin, fractured, and the gravels loose from many years of oxidizing.
Let’s take a look at these important property aspects individually, because they all affect the value of a property and how much mining companies might or might not be interested acquiring it.
Fran, and I had made a practice of turning big boulders in gold producing areas to find some great rewards. Sometimes it was slow and frustrating, but in the end “We got the gold!”
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • The Portable XRF Gun • The Struggle to Reopen Alaska's Largest Gold Mine • Prospecting With a Detector: Lessons Learned • The Rush to Treasure Hill • Tips on Crevicing for Gold • Using Google Earth and Other Maps • Proper Assaying of Placer Samples • Mining, Health Care & Taxes • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices