Moore Creek, Alaska—Then and Now
June 2015 by Steve HerschbachThe gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
Sanders claimed he used ground-penetrating radar to survey his private property in Nevada County, California, and uncovered the chunk of gold with a backhoe when he was following up on one of the anomalies found by the radar.
That prospecting effort you are about to spend your time on...is it worth your effort? If you are going to devote your time to it, you will need all the facts you can get.
I love to see old-timer workings while I am out detecting for gold. For one thing, it assures me that gold came from there. Second, it tells me gold should almost certainly still be there.
There is always an overwhelming feeling when finding gold of any size, but one like this doesn’t come along very often.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
The biggest obstacle is that like many streams on the Kenai Peninsula, high water during the summer months from snow melt and rain can make dredging nearly impossible. The best dredging is in the colder months of the year.
Down around 10 or 12 inches I hit a large cobble that appeared to be one type of hot rock for this area. I thought bad things about the new technology until I checked the rock.
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