Sampling for Success—Part II
April 2020 by Chris Ralph
The first and most important thing of the sampling process is to try to be as unbiased as possible. There is a natural tendency to select rock that looks the best—even unconsciously.
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
There are so many, many different types of gold pans on the market that I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at the world of the simple gold pan.
We chatted for a bit and then we had to take off, but I kept what he said in the back of my mind as we rushed out to some other gold-bearing place in the Mother Lode to feed our gold fever.
A treasure-seeking young man whose name will forever remain anonymous made the months-long journey either over land or by sailing ship to California after word spread about the gold strike in 1849.
What are the tell signs of garnet deposits?
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
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