Proper Placer Sample Processing
November 2013 by Jim Halloran...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
Historically, Montana has been an important gold producer, in terms of both lodes and placers, and it still produces gold for the prospector today.
My hunch was that the gold is coming down the apron, falling off to both sides and into both gulches. I say that because the gold we found previously has the same characteristics and color across the entire area.
Your odds of going home with gold will be higher using the discrimination mode, even if you might have misread one of the targets you rejected.
Find huge gold nuggets with your metal detector! That has been the promise, and for a lucky group of detectorists in the Ganes Creek “Pound Club” the reality of finding gold at Ganes Creek, Alaska.
My first clean-up showed that my efforts were not in vain. There was considerable color with some good-sized nuggets in the riffle trap.
We just completed a trip to another river, and yes, there was definite movement and redistribution of gravels, and other prospectors have seen this as well.
This article is about our recent gold prospecting adventure, which has yielded over 20 ounces of specimen gold—with more to come.
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