Metal Detector Testing Methods
February 2015 by Steve HerschbachIt will not be any easier than on your table at home, and so testing a very small test target like the ballpoint pen can tell you immediately if a detector is suitable for looking for tiny gold nuggets.
The 316 Mining Company has not been all that successful, but does not ever seem to learn from their past mistakes.
I was amazed and surprised, and I took a moment to admire how beautiful this coarse chunk of gold was. It later weighed exactly one-half ounce.
Placers that are directly associated with lode deposits are sometimes overlooked and may have good potential for those who are willing to search for them.
I had some success following this premise this summer, finding a few nuggets in places I think I overlooked in the past.
Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
It’s been seven years since Forrest Fenn announced the existence of the buried treasure, said to be worth nearly $2 million. It has prompted thousands to comb areas of New Mexico, Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere.
I could see lots of quartz, both loose on the hillsides and in the numerous small prospect diggings. There was a small gold rush here more than a century ago.
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