Old Patch, New Detector
March 2017 by Ray MillsI 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.
I will have to admit, I actually was brought to tears just thinking about what I had just done. I knew the gold was there, but I never thought I would be so fortunate to find such a prize nugget.
There are times when being able to recognize a type of rock can make you a much more successful prospector.
She said a few thoughts did cross her mind at the time; she thought maybe she should have looked more thoroughly for that hand-drawn map to the claim that we had given her the previous year.
The box sat in a hallway and employees began using it for impromptu cricket games, no knowing what it contained.
My wife Maureen and I spend part of our winter season in the Quartzsite, Arizona area. One fine March morning, we left our RV camping area at approximately 10am in search of that elusive yellow metal with our metal detectors.
With successively lower temperatures as the water mixture cools, new sets of minerals are formed and many of those stable at a higher degree of heat became subject to alteration as the temperature progressively moved lower.
Some ask if a prospector can collect an entire ounce in a day. It is possible; I’ve done it before.
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