High and Dry: Tips for Prospecting Hillside Deposits
May 2023 by Cal Kellogg
I figured it would be quite conservative of me to shoot for about four ounces of gold instead of the twelve ounces I had found in 2013.
After a while I got a very nice signal and out came a sweet kidney-shaped bit of gold weighing about three grams.
The type of mine dump that is best for metal detecting are the ones that consist of mixed sizes of rock and are located near some sort of excavation, commonly a shaft or adit. Sometimes the piles located along a trench dug by the miners can be productive as well.
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