Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
February 2007 by Staff
Every prospector has streaks of bum luck—times when you can’t seem to find much, if anything. This is less true for folks who dry wash or dredge, but electronic prospecting and detecting is especially prone to dry streaks. It’s just the nature of the beast.
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
Sampling other people's stockpiles or dumps has some inherent risks that sampling undisturbed ground does not have.
Look around for areas where you don’t see detector holes or drywasher piles and try your test hole at these spots to determine depth to bedrock.
Q: Who manufactures the diagonal vibrating table?
Steve got his first nugget within minutes of turning on his metal detector. It only took me about an hour to find my first piece.
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