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.
I had a chance to visit the operation in person and talk with Neal. I was very impressed and I think our readers could learn a lot about building up a commercial placer operation from scratch…
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
So much of gold detecting depends on attention to detail. Every gold area offers its own distinct geological markers and as prospectors we must pick up on those markers.
The sun was beginning to set, which put the light at just the right angle against the hillsides to where I believed that I spotted a very small dig and tailings pile up the hill near the top of the second wash.
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