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.
Most of our gold recoveries have been in the cracks of the bedrock. Hot rocks in the form of dikes cross the creek at various locations, causing us to skip those areas.
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
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.
I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.
I’ve had great success using it to gather gold from crevices. I’d like to share the design with all of you gold miners reading this article and hope that you get as much satisfaction building and using it as I did.
The Alaska state government has been trying to keep up with and maybe even stay on top of the situation by studying the problems associated with rapid growth and how to solve them.
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