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.
Ground sluicing, surfacing and scratching are a few names given to the recovery of gold in shallow areas. Where I live, the hills are dotted with small surface diggings.
Now that you are actually going to be out there doing some prospecting, I may be able to help.
...it’s been a little known secret that one man was involved in designing many of the most respected very low frequency (VLF) nugget detectors on the market. Dave Johnson has designed gold-oriented detectors for Tesoro, Whites, Fisher and others for more than 25 years.
My last update on this adventure was in the April 2012 issue and involved our search for the northern extension of the Cedarberg Mine. At that time we had found it and we were in the process of returning for some detecting when Mother Nature struck with a late rain and snow storm.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
There are a few questions you will need to ask yourself before you apply for a suction dredge permit from the State Water Resources Control Board.
Each day for the first part of the week my boys and I picked and chipped away at that wall, stockpiling dirt in 5-gallon buckets and cement mixing tubs.
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