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The distribution of meteorites across the planet was, at one time, thought to be random and unpredictable.

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Making the Jump to Electronic Prospecting


After pinpointing and recovery, he had his first nugget of channel gold in his hand. This was also his first nugget with the new detector.

Continuing Hard Rock Exploration


We had been picking away at it, but the going was mightly slow. Why not use some explosives to advance a little quicker?

A Break in the Weather


Back at the entry point of the mine, we took turns slowly crawling down the slope leading into the mine portal with our metal detectors, hard hats and flashlights. The mine was hand dug and is about 75 yards long.

Step-by-Step Crevicing


Gold trapped in the cracks can be encrusted close to the walls or mixed with sand and pebbles, making the gold difficult to see and then extract. Crevicing requires a lot of patience to achieve positive results.

Iron Minerals, Your Detector and Gold


It’s worthwhile for the prospector using a metal detector to know a little bit more about the association of iron and gold as well as how iron minerals affect your metal detector.

Proper Placer Sample Processing


...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.

Goal Setting and Rock Tossing


Day three was a copy of day two. I started real low in the long wash to see if I could prove how far down the gold had made it.

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