Mud Men: Pocket Miners of Southwest Oregon Part II
March 2011 by Tom BohmkerHow many more clays seams lie adjacent to known shear zones and quartz veins in the pocket areas of southwestern Oregon?
I detect in a wide array of situations. I like to search for places that no one has been to. I really like to find areas that have never been worked at all.
Detectors were invented long before I was born, but it was in the 1960s when they started to become an item popular enough to power a fledgling industry. The key development was miniature transistor technology replacing the old fashioned tube technology of the 1950s, making lightweight, affordable detectors possible.
I have been detecting the area on and off since I discovered it. Every time I bought a new detector it was the first place I went to.
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
Old mine workings and tailing piles can represent opportunities on many levels, from the chance to simply find a nugget on up to the commercial reworking of the old tailings for profit.
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
It is important to note that discrimination is a type of electronic filtering. The signal is analyzed, and depending on the discrimination setting, identified as either a target to be dug or a target to be ignored.
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