How to Evaluate Mineral Claims—What to Know Before You Buy
April 2018 by Chris Ralph
Even though they have put down thousands of dollars, the buyers often stop paying on their claims part way through the process after they realize they’ve been duped, but the company just sells it again to another buyer.
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.
I recently found myself wondering what would be the ultimate prospecting adventure. What would be the most amazing thing if I had no restrictions or limitations?
We had been picking away at it, but the going was mightly slow. Why not use some explosives to advance a little quicker?
In my early days of nugget hunting things were fairly simple. Just headphones, a pack, a detector and a small pick were all I needed for my search for great wealth.
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
Some creeks have nuggets, while others, particulary the rivers, nothing but fine gold.
Unfortunately, not all the gold that we prospectors find is pretty, or appealing to the eyes. They are not all nice, bright, shiny nuggets with lots of character that carry high collector value.
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