Saving Money on Mining Gadgets
August 2009 by David KnowlenWithin your local area there is a store where you can find all sorts of handy tools for your gold mining enterprises, and at bargain basement prices.
“Wealth beyond your wildest imagination.” Those were the words that were used to inform me of how much gold was in a paleo channel that exists beneath the present channel of the Similkameen River in the State of Washington; words that have echoed in my mind for the past sixteen years.
It seemed that the preacher always gave the same answer to anyone who asked where his gold had come from. His answer was, “If you know your gold, you can find it. However, you will have to find it the hard way, the way I found it.”
Perhaps no one factor has caused more confusion in the search for ore than the attempt to use color as a guide to prospecting. Yet, there is a reason for every color seen in rocks, so it deserves to be noted.
Many new detector operators and even some experienced ones don’t pay enough attention to keeping their detectors in proper balance. The result is false targets as well as incessant chirping and chatter.
Until just recently, platinum-group metals (PGMs), especially palladium, had been holding their own on the market. But, Russia has now resumed shipments and it has brought prices down.
It is not my choice to be diving under the icy waters of the East Fork River in the last days of chilly January. But indeed there are a few brave souls that like to suffer, as I see it. Then again the rewards can be great. If you have the proper equipment and the...
Q: I’m a fairly new dredger. I was told that the black sands contain fine gold that is tough to see and recover, so I have been saving the black sands when I do my clean up. What method should I use to get the gold out?
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