Is It Time for a Change? New Ways to Find More Gold
October 2017 by Chris Ralph
The old report I read indicated all they ever did was dig some trenches and take samples. It sounded to me like a good place to take my metal detector...
My first day using my pinpointer I detected an area where the fellas’ big guns had swooped in and cleaned up all the “big gold” and I got over sixty tiny pieces of gold.
It took me awhile before I finally got a nice mellow signal. My nugget turned out to weigh in about two dwt (pennyweight). Over the next few hours, we all picked up a few more nuggets apiece.
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
Over the years, I've noticed a pattern in the type of rocks associated with the best gold deposits in Midwestern glacial gravel.
This was “pocket” country. All around were “pockets” that had been hand dug by old and new miners.
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
Let’s examine why your placer gold looks the way it does and what you can tell about its journey based upon its appearance.
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