Prospecting Hard Rock
March 2014 by Don RobinsonWe panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
When detecting an area that has been cleaned to bedrock and you have new trees growing, always make sure you get your coil as close as possible to the tree. Why?
There are many smaller old hard rock mines out there—more than you might think. There are some small hard rock properties that are even open to be claimed if one does the right amount of research to find them.
Of course, I know a bit about crevicing, but Steve seems to really have a knack for it, and I’m all about continual learning. I can always learn a few tricks from the pros.
…it was immediately evident the previous owner had not been using a detector. During just a few months of working the dumps part-time, he recovered gold in quartz specimens valued in excess of $40,000.
On my final prospecting day of 2020, I went up to a spot where I had found gold years before and had my best day of the year—four nuggets for nearly one-quarter-ounce of gold.
Your odds of going home with gold will be higher using the discrimination mode, even if you might have misread one of the targets you rejected.
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