Piles of Gold
September 2015 by Ray MillsThese gritty clay lines were only a quarter of an inch up to three inches wide. Once the line had been laid out, they would look at the wall of gritty clay material and seek more indicators.
Most of us know making a profit as a small-scale miner is difficult; however, sometimes we combine luck with a little skill and bring home a few ounces of the yellow stuff.
So, how much rain does it take to cause a major movement of gravels in a stream and redistribute the gold? The technical answer is enough water to move the bed load of the river.
When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
What I hope to do here is to give you some information that will help you, the reader, pick out locations that will be better for you to detect and give you a possibility of finding gold.
We had been picking away at it, but the going was mightly slow. Why not use some explosives to advance a little quicker?
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
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