How Should I Work This Prospect?
September 2020 by Chris Ralph
How big is the deposit? Are there boulders you will need to move? Do you just want to recover the nuggets or do you think there is good fine gold that you will also want to capture?
I am going to break bedrock down a bit and explain my view of the varying scenarios I come across in the field.
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.
So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?
Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
When detecting an area that has been cleaned to bedrock and you have new trees growing, always make sure you get your coil as close as possible to the tree. Why?
Dredges actually do pretty well in freezing conditions. There are a few tips you should know, however.
The Alaska state government has been trying to keep up with and maybe even stay on top of the situation by studying the problems associated with rapid growth and how to solve them.
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