Mining for Gemstones and Mineral Specimens
August 2013 by Jim ClaninIt is better in a gem and mineral mining operation that the driller, blaster and mucker be the same person in order to be able to predict placement of the desired mineral enriched pockets.
We soon found that our discovery post and other claim markers were gone and replaced with new posts and a notice of location with an earlier date than had been on our notice of location.
Q: Will my detector react to fine gold?
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
Their rewards were far better than they had anticipated, resulting in one of the best clean-ups they had ever seen.
As the ground thaws and dries out and the warmth of spring starts to settle in, it’s time to start afresh with a new prospecting season.
At this point, stress raised my blood pressure and I was figuring out escape routes through the brush, but thought it best to continue the conversation.
The technique I will describe is a much safer alternative and it works. It’s a fine-gold panning technique that eliminates the need for mercury amalgamation of most placer samples.
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