Green Valley Reconnaissance
January 2013 by Don RobinsonDuring this trip we found enough gold to make us want to come back, even with the punishment of a very long, tough hike.
There you’re expected to be personally responsible in making decisions, and yes, it can be costly. When you are responsible for your own life, you live life more, and with it you certainly risk more.
Some experienced panners with the vigor and longevity to spend a full day panning in the small creeks and ravines can possibly find as much as a gram or more on a good day.
It’s worthwhile for the prospector using a metal detector to know a little bit more about the association of iron and gold as well as how iron minerals affect your metal detector.
Digging in the right spots will produce excellent results, like this group of nuggets taken by the author while metal detecting during the last few months. The biggest nugget is over an ounce.
This past summer, a two-week adventure in Alaska and other gold prospecting trips turned out to be some of my greatest life experiences.
Breaking cemented gravels
The first time I found gold in the creek here is when I decided to try a new place to drywash on a hill not far from the dirt path I was on.
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