Prospecting for Gold in Baja California
April 2015 by Gabriel MoralesIt was one of those awkward situations as we walked, fatigued and too thirsty to speak a word.
Normally the detector he was using would sound off with a definitive high-to-low tone when passed over a piece of gold, which distinguished the gold from the many high iron content "hot rocks," but this one was different...
Some media outlets have speculated the hoard of coins came from a theft at the old US Mint in San Francisco that was reported in 1901.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
Take a look at the picture—it’s pretty simple and you can build it yourself.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
Four nuggets, ranging from one to four pennyweight, had been found originally. All four nuggets were found in a line about ten feet apart from each other.
I believe dry washing is an underappreciated prospecting method. There are plenty of places where there is some pretty decent gold to be had, but the spot is a long way from any water and dry processing may well be the best way to go.
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