I Said it Once & I'll Say it twice, Record Those Indicators!
January 2023 by Ray Mills
In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.
It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.
We’ve had two trips to the deserts of Nevada and explored mines and mill sites, hiked miles of ravines in California, and swung our detector coils over thousands of square yards of bedrock.
I was able to remove the gravels with the assistance of a crowbar and I scooped them up with a garden trowel. This gravel contained over a pennyweight of gold and there were several 2-grain and 3-grain pieces…
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
The gold in this area can get quite large. Most of the pieces are about half a pennyweight on average.
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