Lode Miner Continues to Find Pocket Gold
April 2020 by Scott Harn
- He made quite a splash
- Even the Pony Express was faster than this!
- They say it’s “snot” a joke…
Solar energy can be used for any size placer or hard rock mining operation. It is most practical for small and longer-term operations provided your mine is not located in a dense forest.
These are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
There is one rule of thumb when prospecting for gold in Alaska: You’ll find your best pay in southern-sloped exposed ground. This is not to say there’s no gold on northern exposed gulches where the sun has trouble reaching it and limited melting occurs. It’s harder, and more time consuming, to look for easy prospects in northern exposures.
Normally the detector he was using would sound off with a definitive high-to-low tone when passed over a piece of gold, which distinguished the gold from the many high iron content "hot rocks," but this one was different...
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