Hunches, Choices and Guesses
September 2013 by Chris RalphWhen you approach a location, even if you've been there before, you should consider all the factors and conditions present at the site. This includes both natural and man-made factors.
The nugget was cast aside with larger rocks during the screening process, but it was found later by an employee...
Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
Across and downstream of our operation was a large pile of huge boulders. It was logical to think that water forces may have deposited gold in and around these boulders. We moved our dredge over and started pulling the rock pile apart.
What are the tell signs of garnet deposits?
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
As the ground thaws and dries out and the warmth of spring starts to settle in, it’s time to start afresh with a new prospecting season.
Once you have a detector, learn how to use it and get out in the field—you can’t find anything with it in your garage.
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