Heavy Glacial Rocks and Gold in the Midwest
December 2013 by Chuck LassiterOver the years, I've noticed a pattern in the type of rocks associated with the best gold deposits in Midwestern glacial gravel.
Solar energy can be used for any size placer or hard rock mining operation. It is most practical for small and longer-term operations provided your mine is not located in a dense forest.
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
I love it when I am in the middle of a high trash area and all the ferrous bars go away, the screen number goes to a three or an eight, and the meter is forty to a hundred. I don’t know for sure that I have found gold, but it narrows the odds down.
A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.
It was down deeper than I expected for surface trash. It wasn't until I was down six inches that the target screamed from my scoop.
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A very good baseball hitter might get a hit roughly one time out of every three at-bats, but for prospectors often the results are much sparser and it may take many trips before the prospector hits a home run.
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