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.
More than one prospector has gone into that canyon and never came out.
Federal and state regulatory agencies often cite mercury and methyl mercury in our waterways as a major factor for further restrictions on placer mining, and on suction gold dredge mining, in particular. However, these regulatory agencies are minimizing selenium and its neutralizing effects.
We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
As a guide to those who are thinking of taking up this activity or those who currently practice this trade, I have created a listing of the primary tools and equipment I use when nugget hunting.
We decided to run a detector over each piece. If we got a decent signal we placed the piece into a high-grade pile and the rest went into another pile to be worked on later. This high-grade pile wasn’t that large—maybe 25 pounds...
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