Prospecting Old Tertiary Channels
September 2010 by Chris RalphThe potential exists for small-scale placer mining in these pits using a trommel and sluice box or other similar types of equipment.
What about all that noise coming from the ground? What is a prospector supposed to do about that?
Q: I live near the Gold Basin area of Arizona. What detector will go deep and be easier to use for small gold? I need some help.
We are sad to say that one our most beloved writers, Ron Wendt, passed away on November 10, 2007.
One of the particular features of these alumina silica ore bodies is that they are generally visible from the surface, unlike like gold and silver that are generally hidden and can require an immense amount of exploration and development.
Across and downstream of our operation was a large pile of huge boulders. It was logical to think that water forces may have deposited gold in and around these boulders. We moved our dredge over and started pulling the rock pile apart.
I detect in a wide array of situations. I like to search for places that no one has been to. I really like to find areas that have never been worked at all.
His brother’s friend showed him a vial of gold that originated from his family’s mine in Honduras. Within two weeks Ernie had flown to Honduras to get a first-hand tour of the historic mine and the primitive operation underway to recover the gold.
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