Hunting Down Paystreaks
April 2018 by Chris Ralph
When I teach people about finding gold, I often explain that it is helpful to think of any river or stream that carries gold as being something like a sluice box.
It was down deeper than I expected for surface trash. It wasn't until I was down six inches that the target screamed from my scoop.
Some typical questions that you might consider asking yourself about purchasing a dredge might be…
I have been detecting the area on and off since I discovered it. Every time I bought a new detector it was the first place I went to.
Mike and I each selected a side of the creek and started to work our way upstream. We both worked the water and sides of the creek, and better than half the gold found in this area is in the water.
To get to the gold, the miners had to remove the shale pieces and stack them on the sides while sluicing the remaining material through their boxes.
There are so many, many different types of gold pans on the market that I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at the world of the simple gold pan.
“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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