Gold: Is It Everywhere?
July 2022 by Chris Ralph
Gold, on the other hand, is super rare, and is one of the rarest elements in the earth’s crust. It averages only 0.000004 percent of the earth’s surface. That is four parts in a billion.
When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
Old tailing piles extend for miles. There was still plenty of water flowing here, so WPA members set up highbankers at several settling ponds.
I’m sure we all have, at some point in time, gone out detecting and ended up not having the success we thought we would have. Here are some helpful game-changers that work for me and may work for you, as well.
After burning more than 350 square miles, the Carr Fire near Redding, California, was finally out. Luckily our home was spared, and I had the opportunity to go metal detecting in burned areas previously too overgrown to access.
Some typical questions that you might consider asking yourself about purchasing a dredge might be…
Because the old timers were so good at locating the better paying deposits—most of them along clay seams in this particular area—it makes good sense to try and locate these clay lines at old mining sites.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Micron gold: how much to equal an ounce? • Ask The Experts - How do I properly denote a mining claim? Can I use GPS coordinates? • The Forms of Crystalline Gold • Evolution Of A Desert Wash Plant • Gleaning for Gold • Making the Jump to Electronic Prospecting • The Info Is Out There • Blast From The Past: Gold of the Common Man • Thieves Make Off with Tons of Gold & Silver Ore • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Gold, Silver & Stocks—How Do I Decide Where to Invest? • New Mexico Reaches $32M Settlement Over 2015 Gold King Mine Spill • Our Readers Say