Montana’s Rosetta Stone: Discovering Mines In The Treasure State
May 2015 by Don MadoreThis is the intelligent way to start modern prospecting. The value of literary research yields challenging outings, specimens, history and geologic research.
...if you have a good, rich spot, hand-operated systems can produce some decent gold.
Some claim they can smell gold. This may be, but when I take a whiff of gold, I smell dirt, rotten eggs, garlic or just nothing: my nose is everything but sensitive.
• How to find info on a particular mining claim
All these decisions and more depend on the richness of a claim—something that is determined by sampling. But sampling isn’t cheap, and even collecting the samples can be more difficult than it appears on the surface.
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
My intention was to end this discussion with waypoints and routes, then I found USGS maps of the Plainfield Quadrangle.
Augers can be used effectively for placer exploration with certain limitations.
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