Now Is The Time For Exploration
October 2020 by Chris Ralph
I’ve been following the precious metals for decades, and I haven’t seen a move this powerful in many years.
...we finally got back to this exploration effort. The old works there were up above the old camp, which was very significant in size.
After finding little specks and occasionally little nuggets all season, I had finally reached something economical and interesting! This had never happened before along the Pellice Valley in Italy.
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.
This is the story of a nugget patch I’ve been working on that is a bit unusual. I won’t be telling you where it is located, but I will tell you how I found it and how I’ve worked it.
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
The operation and techniques employed are highly successful in producing free gold with minimal work involved while maintaining an environment protection process through the use of recycled water and a settling pond.
It’s accepted knowledge that wet methods will recover more fine gold than dry methods and processing the gravel as a whole will get more gold than only using a metal detector. The question is how much more?
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