It's Not Always El Dorado
November 2020 by Ray Mills
This was “pocket” country. All around were “pockets” that had been hand dug by old and new miners.
Let’s take a look at these important property aspects individually, because they all affect the value of a property and how much mining companies might or might not be interested acquiring it.
The interesting thing about the Mother Lode area is that we can pretty much find at least a little gold in any creek or river (and even in some of the many dry gulches).
Historically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.
As I laid in my Jeep and tried to get some rest, I began to realize how tired I was. I felt like a little kid who walked around Disneyland for 12 hours with his parents.
These are entry-level machines designed with gold prospecting in mind and with the ability to handle mineralized ground and see nuggets of a grain or so in size, perhaps smaller.
Find huge gold nuggets with your metal detector! That has been the promise, and for a lucky group of detectorists in the Ganes Creek “Pound Club” the reality of finding gold at Ganes Creek, Alaska.
Patience and persistence is the name of the game when you are detecting this way for gold, as you will have to do a lot of work preparing the ground to detect with any degree of success.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - A metal detector for Ghana? • Ask The Experts - Is a detector a good return on investment? • Ask The Experts - Concern that gold and silver aren’t considered critical? • Exploration Rush at Tonopah, Nevada • Prospecting Old Mine Dumps With A Drone • Hard Rock 101: Blasting With Kinepak Explosives • Ancestral Yuba River Placer Gold Deposits • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Coyote Poop Gold • National Forest Closures in California • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices