Placer Testing with Large Samples
June 2000 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayOf all the difficult gold placer sites to evaluate, none can compare with trying to dig to bedrock through twenty or thirty feet of soaked overburden through which water is slowly seeping downgrade.
…being sneaky, I filled in the hole, and buried therein some trash items that I had previously found, just to discourage any other detectorist that might come along.
My first encounter with rocks and minerals started as a young child in the company of my siblings investigating the rocky mounds placed around the Australian coastline to help prevent erosion just north of Brisbane...
Any detector specifically designed to respond to small gold will do. The best ones are the lightest ones with the smallest coils.
Rogue miners in South Africa are looting underground mines, sometimes traveling over one-thousand feet down to extract gold, reported Reuters and several other sources.
Q: What should be considered in a Joint Venture on a gold claim?
- Apparently snow, rain, heat and gloom have been slowing down mail delivery
- Name that tune
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