How Deep Can That Detector Go?
April 2021 by Chris Ralph
Knowing how to get the greatest depth performance out of your detector can be a handy thing, but it’s not an easy, simple matter.
…to see the huge differences between the gold production amounts of the Western States, let’s look at the gold production—both hard rock and placer—of these 13 states up to the present.
The zone of influence of each sample must be carefully considered when deciding how far sample sites should be spaced from each other.
Prospectors often wonder why gold deposits in veins like it does. Why is one vein rich while another is barren, even though they are only a few hundred feet apart?
The research I did for “Gold in the Slate Creek Basin” (September 2011 issue) found me chasing a channel out of the LaPorte territory headed towards the old mining town of Brandy City, California.
The suspect brought a duffel bag with him that he filled with two employee cellphones, wallets, cash from the register, gold nuggets and several trays of jewelry.
I recently grew complacent, and it caused me to make a mistake that resulted in the loss of a mining claim. It brought my mining plans for the summer to a complete halt.
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
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