How to Find Gold in Hot Ground With A VLF Detector
April 2010 by Russ FordHe didn’t recognize what he was hearing, of course, but to my ear that bank was full of small gold.
Q: ...He consistently comes up with values much higher on the same ore samples.
For those who are perplexed and puzzled by the mystery of “hot rocks,” or are considering using a VLF-type metal detector to seek gold nuggets, please read on.
The method is based on the fact that gold is much denser than quartz, and the more gold that is present in a specimen, the higher the density of the piece will be as a whole.
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