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.
Prospecting may not be as much fun as it once was. If that sounds like you and you want to figure out what to do to get back on the gold and be successful, I’ve got the answer: Research.
Looking around, I could tell that this was an old hand-digging. As I walked around the perimeter of the digging I could see shovel and pick marks scratched on the clean, hard clay and bedrock.
There were nice sections of vein material at the end of several drifts, like they just stopped work one day and walked away.
I didn’t follow-up on this opportunity at that time, as I already had as much on my plate as I could handle, but the potential for this property has never left my mind.
It is the eighth largest brown diamond to be found and certified by park staff.
I got a signal but knew it was small. Still, I was very happy to find something. I continued and got another signal. Yes! A bigger nugget! Then I got another signal.
This fine gold that is so common is probably the most notorious for eluding our riffles and mattings.
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