I Was Looking for Gold But I Found Jade
February 2021 by Matteo Oberto
Excited for this first notable evidence, I returned to that riverbed, looking for another paystreak and obviously more jade.
Micro blasting can be used to take down hanging rock, separate minerals from overburden, and collect gemstones and other high-value product with minimal damage.
So, how much rain does it take to cause a major movement of gravels in a stream and redistribute the gold? The technical answer is enough water to move the bed load of the river.
In our May 2013 issue, we took a look at the mineral quartz, a mineral very commonly associated with gold. However, gold is not the only reason prospectors are interested in quartz. Quartz can also be very valuable as a gemstone
What do you do when you’ve located a promising deposit of gold or gemstones, but it’s trapped in solid rock?
While sitting there, I wondered if I should go over the hole again. I did and got a louder signal that turned out being about another twelve inches deep.
This new map-based tool is far superior to the old version with lots of potential layers and information that a prospector can use in research.
This helps me to see if there is a pattern taking place with where I am finding nuggets, and when I study the map layer with all of my pins marking nuggets, I can drop in new pins where I want to search the next day.
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