Gully Prospecting and Mining
September 2014 by Don RobinsonThis article is about our recent gold prospecting adventure, which has yielded over 20 ounces of specimen gold—with more to come.
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
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.
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
This wash was not far from where I once dug a half-ounce nugget, so I knew there was gold in the area.
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
Over the years that I have been detecting for gold I have had many of the same questions come up. I decided to write this article to hopefully answer some questions that a person wishing to detect for gold may have.
Back in October I read with great interest Chris Ralph’s article on the use of a metal detector while drywashing, and I wholeheartedly agree—I wouldn’t even consider going drywashing without using a metal detector in conjunction...
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