Prospecting Old Mine Dumps With A Drone
November 2020 by Matteo Oberto
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.
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.
The nugget was cast aside with larger rocks during the screening process, but it was found later by an employee...
Because these crevices catch and hold gold so well, it's worthwhile to learn how they form, which ones are good for catching gold and which ones are not.
Some of the items that I’m going to go over are outcroppings, ditches, exploratory trenches and contacts/surface materials. I am going to speak about each of the above items in as much detail as I can, and then towards the end of this article I will tie them together.
Gold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.
I have a bunch of ideas about what to do in the near term and then other thoughts about what things might look like a few months from now when I hope the situation will look a lot better.
In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.
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