Prospecting for Liberated Gold
November 2015 by Don MadoreSome will doubt its value given the ultra-fine particle size… Some will become encouraged about not having to incur significant time and expense to break rock.
• Can I get advice on a hard rock property in Calaveras County, California?
This time we took the detectors. Roger had worked that spot very well and wanted to see if my new detector would uncover any gold he might have missed.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
It’s worthwhile for the prospector using a metal detector to know a little bit more about the association of iron and gold as well as how iron minerals affect your metal detector.
There may be lots of smaller gold I cannot hear with a detector, but it looks just fine in my pan once it is out of the crevice.
When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
Mike scored the best with a total of one-half ounce of gold nuggets. Tom, Brian and Greg each had pieces in the one and a half pennyweight range. The rest of us had small gold and nothing like these three.
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