Prospecting for Surface Flood Gold Placers on Low and Intermediate Gradient Streams
February 2015 by Alex DolbeareSample panning is a very important method used to find the richest parts of a flood gold deposit before setting up equipment and running material.
Sometimes there are good mining claims on the market available to purchase, but there are also folks out there who are willing to take your money under false pretenses. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that these wolves in sheep’s clothing are few and far between.
His findings were not exaggerated—after running 82 buckets of gravels in two days we had a remarkable 27.8 grams of gold!
The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
The nugget was cast aside with larger rocks during the screening process, but it was found later by an employee...
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.
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.
If you are interested in researching mining claims for any purpose, you will first have to decipher the BLM’s LR2000, a Rube Goldberg database seemingly designed by a 1980s Soviet-era computer hacker.
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