Nice Specimen Gold Recovered in Northern California
September 2017 by Scott Harn
Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
Your odds of going home with gold will be higher using the discrimination mode, even if you might have misread one of the targets you rejected.
Historically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.
In our May 2013 issue, we took a look at the mineral quartz, a mineral very commonly associated with gold. However, gold is not the only reason prospectors are interested in quartz. Quartz can also be very valuable as a gemstone
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
Lately I’ve been having success utilizing two types of detectors in succession. The first is a pulse induction (PI) detector with a blanket-style antennae, and I follow it up with a very low frequency (VLF) detector.
At first, I tried to shift things around, but then a hand with a rock would appear, so I would stop trying to adjust my gear and grab the rock to keep things moving.
We panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
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