Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: When a Gold Prospector Goes to a Diamond Mine
July 2021 by Harry Griffin
As a gold prospector for the past ten years, I thought that I had a fair understanding of the steps necessary to find gemstones.
The box sat in a hallway and employees began using it for impromptu cricket games, no knowing what it contained.
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.
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.
There weren’t as many pieces of gold, but what I did find was bigger. As I worked my way down towards the spot that I had been working the first three days, I noticed a large crack that crossed the river.
Breaking cemented gravels
Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.
My intention was to end this discussion with waypoints and routes, then I found USGS maps of the Plainfield Quadrangle.
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