Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Man vs Paydirt
July 2019 by Steve Brown
As I laid in my Jeep and tried to get some rest, I began to realize how tired I was. I felt like a little kid who walked around Disneyland for 12 hours with his parents.
Lately I’ve been having success utilizing two types of detectors in succession. The first is a pulse induction (PI) detector with a blanket-style antennae, and I follow it up with a very low frequency (VLF) detector.
This was two days of gold panning, with just over 250 gold panners trying to win a medal to show they were one of the best of the best.
I’ve been following the precious metals for decades, and I haven’t seen a move this powerful in many years.
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
Heading for Australia to metal detect for gold. Tips? Suggestions?
As a gold prospector for the past ten years, I thought that I had a fair understanding of the steps necessary to find gemstones.
I will have to admit, I actually was brought to tears just thinking about what I had just done. I knew the gold was there, but I never thought I would be so fortunate to find such a prize nugget.
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