Proven Strategies for Detecting Gold
December 2018 by Reese Townes
I’m sure we all have, at some point in time, gone out detecting and ended up not having the success we thought we would have. Here are some helpful game-changers that work for me and may work for you, as well.
My girlfriend Beth and I decided to take our canoe down the Yukon and do some gold dredging...
Once across, I panned a couple of spots around some old grass roots and the fine gold was amazingly heavy. Every pan I ran after that had lots of color.
That prospecting effort you are about to spend your time on...is it worth your effort? If you are going to devote your time to it, you will need all the facts you can get.
The next morning, I retrieved the compressor and again attacked the sticky head bolt. As if by magic (and some applied physics) the head bolt sighed and finally broke loose.
Most of the commercial mineral deposits are on the south and southwest part of the range between Minersville and Milford, though small amounts of gold and silver have also been found in iron-rich outcrops in the basalt to the south of Milford.
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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