Metal Detecting Adventure Leads To First Nugget Of 2023!
March 2023 by Cal Kellogg
Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.
Palladium may well be an underexplored element and therefore an opportunity for prospectors and geologists. This is because they are often less than obvious and other than the native metals, a chemical analysis of samples is required to identify PGM-enriched rocks.
We decided to run a detector over each piece. If we got a decent signal we placed the piece into a high-grade pile and the rest went into another pile to be worked on later. This high-grade pile wasn’t that large—maybe 25 pounds...
These “people”—and I use that term loosely—worked together with others. What was happening to me was like scenes out of the old James Bond movies.
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.