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.
Most of us know making a profit as a small-scale miner is difficult; however, sometimes we combine luck with a little skill and bring home a few ounces of the yellow stuff.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
The signal I was hearing was coming from a vertical bedrock crack on the bank of the creek. I removed my backpack, took out my crevicing tools and started to clean out the crack when I saw a glint of gold.
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Watching for these areas is one of my primary targets during the winter. It doesn’t take but a few inches of the surface moving away to give a fantastic target response that you didn’t hear prior to the washing of the surface.
George was considering filling his dredge floats with closed-cell foam, ensuring that there would be no area available within each float for flooding.
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