Pay Attention to the Features and Landmarks
January 2021 by Ray Mills
People always ask me what is so important about locating contact zones. The answer to that: Gold.
Back at the entry point of the mine, we took turns slowly crawling down the slope leading into the mine portal with our metal detectors, hard hats and flashlights. The mine was hand dug and is about 75 yards long.
Even though they have put down thousands of dollars, the buyers often stop paying on their claims part way through the process after they realize they’ve been duped, but the company just sells it again to another buyer.
I’d like to offer some practical comments about staking and maintaining mining claims. Owning your own claim is the dream of many prospectors. I’ve made good money off my mining claims, both from the minerals I have found on them as well as from leasing out some of my claims to larger mining and exploration companies.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
If you have a bad case of gold fever like me, then it’s nice to know that you can get some of that pretty yellow metal almost any time of the year, wet or dry.
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