Gold Prospecting in Gatesville, Indiana
May 2014 by Alex DolbeareGatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
The first experience involved an overgrown gold mine operated during the 1880s. A razed mill adjoined the mine and could be glimpsed from the isolated public dirt road I was traveling.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
I would first like to mention that I am not a geologist. I have, however, spent the last 8 years intently searching for gold nuggets with a metal detector. I have found gold in numerous locations, and in several different types of gold deposits.
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.
There are several counties around Shasta County that offer very good gold detecting. Many of these locations are old hydraulic pits. While detecting these old pits over the years I have come up with some ideas on how to go about hunting them.
A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
Most of us know making a profit as a small-scale miner is difficult; however, sometimes we combine luck with a little skill and bring home a few ounces of the yellow stuff.
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