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.
Easing around the bedrock ledges and rock hopping, Terry and I came out into the open and were looking at a nice run of bedrock.
Q: Will my detector react to fine gold?
What today appears to be a “road to nowhere” was once a road to somewhere. At today’s precious metal prices that somewhere can be of great importance to you.
Mike and Machael dug in just downriver of that boulder pile and right away found good color and a few small pickers.
After removing about six inches of dirt and cobbles, the sound was a bit more recognizable. I was now confident that there was a definite target and not just a ground noise.
We continue to seek out a patented mining property with an owner who is willing to host such an event with a water supply and enough remaining gold to make it worthwhile for the students.
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