Prospecting Knowledge -- Pass It On!
May 2017 by Ray Mills
I had two of the guys go down into the creek and each one picked out a small island of bedrock. I had them detect their piece of bedrock and then gave a critique to all on how they did.
…the “One More Time” has turned into three more trips and each of the three has yielded more gold each time down.
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
I made my way up past where I left off and the wash was going to end in about 100 feet. It was then I got a sweet signal.
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
Using a snuffer bottle to pick it out of the pan, he continued his panning efforts. He continued to find more yellowish stuff, but it wasn’t shiny like he thought gold should look.
It was down deeper than I expected for surface trash. It wasn't until I was down six inches that the target screamed from my scoop.
During this trip we found enough gold to make us want to come back, even with the punishment of a very long, tough hike.
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