Sierra County Gold—Part II
January 2014 by Chris Ralph...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.
I will make the assumption that when any of you take a detector in your hand and head out prospecting for gold you are probably anticipating finding some gold. That’s the general idea, right?
These are just some of the ways I have been able to find new spots to metal detect for gold.
The higher the sensitivity setting, the louder and sharper the signal from a gold nugget or other metal target.
So much of gold detecting depends on attention to detail. Every gold area offers its own distinct geological markers and as prospectors we must pick up on those markers.
Steve got his first nugget within minutes of turning on his metal detector. It only took me about an hour to find my first piece.
The first thing a person should do is seriously consider whether they want to go mining as a hobby or a business, and the tax implications of the choice.
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