August 2013 by Ray MillsThese are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
Sampling gold placers can be rewarding, but remember to treat the samples so you are not high grading or low grading your results. Learn the rules and apply them so your samples are accurate.
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
It was early in the 2008 season on the Mokelumne River near Pine Grove, California. Considering the potential for high water through the month of June, my wife Fran and I set our sights on investigating some of the pot holes in...
I recently found myself wondering what would be the ultimate prospecting adventure. What would be the most amazing thing if I had no restrictions or limitations?
There weren’t as many pieces of gold, but what I did find was bigger. As I worked my way down towards the spot that I had been working the first three days, I noticed a large crack that crossed the river.
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