November 2018 by Adam H
Right away I got a target, and it ended up being gold from a nice little bench. With only an hour left of daylight, I continued heading upstream and found five more tiny pieces of gold with my VLF…
It’s worthwhile for the prospector using a metal detector to know a little bit more about the association of iron and gold as well as how iron minerals affect your metal detector.
Potholes in bedrock can trap placer minerals and even be glory holes. They are, at least, interesting geologic phenomena, and at best, a treasure trove of gold nuggets.
They must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
In some ways, silver is the forgotten precious metal because it straddles both the world of precious metals and jewelry, while having many important industrial applications like a base metal. The price of silver reflects both the precious metal investment demand as well as the industrial demand.
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.
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
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