Metal Detecting Old Hard Rock Mine Dumps
May 2018 by Chris Ralph
The type of mine dump that is best for metal detecting are the ones that consist of mixed sizes of rock and are located near some sort of excavation, commonly a shaft or adit. Sometimes the piles located along a trench dug by the miners can be productive as well.
Designing my own dredge...
So let’s dive in and see what I can do to convince you that this is the year you should be out staking your own claims.
The fine art of panning heavy sands requires a measure of patience. If you enjoy panning gold, you ought to enjoy this too, once you get the hang of it.
Back at our campsite, while the rest of us grabbed a late four o’clock lunch, Fallyn volunteered to do the clean-up panning.
This was two days of gold panning, with just over 250 gold panners trying to win a medal to show they were one of the best of the best.
Knowing how to get the greatest depth performance out of your detector can be a handy thing, but it’s not an easy, simple matter.
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