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Prospecting Old Mine Dumps With A Drone

Due to the lockdown, I spent lots of time indoors this spring and I decided to add a drone as a faithful mate in my research.

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Return to Chicken, Alaska


I figured it would be quite conservative of me to shoot for about four ounces of gold instead of the twelve ounces I had found in 2013.

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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.

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Underground in the Original 16-1 Mine


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Placers Directly Associated with Lode Deposits


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Common Mistakes of the New Detectorist


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