Gold Placers in Italy
Gold is a fairly widespread mineral in the Italian Alps and in the Northern Apennines. It is found both in primary mineralization and in past and recent floods.
The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
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.
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• Miners referring to their activity as “recreational”
The anticipation of finding out if the system of snatch blocks, shackles, chokers, anchor points, and the strap binding the massive slab of rock in the bottom of the river would even budge an inch was weighing on me.
During my adventures I’ve learned a few key best practices that help me to consistently find gold nuggets with my detectors. You can apply many of these best practices to any type of prospecting. These best practices are really common sense; however, they are easy to neglect.
Sampling other people's stockpiles or dumps has some inherent risks that sampling undisturbed ground does not have.
Depth is not an issue unless the site is thoroughly cleaned of shallow trash, and it is far easier to isolate and remove targets using a small coil in a target rich location.
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