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.
We decided to run a detector over each piece. If we got a decent signal we placed the piece into a high-grade pile and the rest went into another pile to be worked on later. This high-grade pile wasn’t that large—maybe 25 pounds...
Normally we do not cover gem and mineral shows, but this one is a little different. The Tucson (Arizona) Gem and Mineral show is the sales source for so many small mining operations, I felt I had to address this show and its possibilities for the small miner.
My plan was to go up the canyon along a ridge and then drop into the canyon whenever I came across a spot that might give me reasonable access.
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
Setting up a gravity dredge
A retired gold prospector spent hours digging up his fortune in the northern goldfields near Kambalda, Western Australia, after finding the target with his metal detector.
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