Making Adjustments to Catch Fine Gold
November 2013 by Alex DolbeareThis fine gold that is so common is probably the most notorious for eluding our riffles and mattings.
When he got home that night, he looked at the plotted points of gold and trash he had dug and saw that there was a distinct line where the gold nuggets were being found.
It was round and I thought it was a dirty piece of lead shot, but after feeling the weight and giving it a spit-cleaning I knew I had one! Small as the nugget was, I felt happy and gratified for my little success
Now that you are actually going to be out there doing some prospecting, I may be able to help.
I furiously started pulling material out of the side wall and putting it in my scoop. It didn't take long to discover that the source of the scream was from a one-ounce chunk...
We needed something to cook on, so we brought most of our kitchen with us including our full-size oven, which was pretty funny to see in the middle of a rainforest. Food was always a concern, but fortunately for us...
Selecting the wrong coil can potentially cause you to miss nuggets, so you want to be sure to select the best option for the situation at hand.
Their rewards were far better than they had anticipated, resulting in one of the best clean-ups they had ever seen.
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