Imagining the Ultimate Prospecting Adventure
May 2019 by Chris Ralph
I recently found myself wondering what would be the ultimate prospecting adventure. What would be the most amazing thing if I had no restrictions or limitations?
I will have to admit, I actually was brought to tears just thinking about what I had just done. I knew the gold was there, but I never thought I would be so fortunate to find such a prize nugget.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
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.
Because quartz and gold may be deposited together across a considerable range of temperatures, not all quartz veins are the same, and there are several different types of gold-quartz deposits.
After a while I got a very nice signal and out came a sweet kidney-shaped bit of gold weighing about three grams.
The first location we worked was a small, dry ravine cutting through many mineralized zones in an area where some hard rock mining had taken place in the past.
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