So, Where's The Gold?—Finding Gold Detectors Miss
December 2010 by Don RobinsonWe decided to run a detector over each piece. If we got a decent signal we placed the piece into a high-grade pile and the rest went into another pile to be worked on later. This high-grade pile wasn’t that large—maybe 25 pounds...
Sniping for gold… what does it mean to you? To me, sniping is taking a mask and snorkel along with a screwdriver and squeeze bottle to search for gold lying on or in bedrock.
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.
With the recent surge of interest in gold projects, it’s about time to revisit a subject that strikes fear into the hearts of small-scale miners: Permits.
Each specimen is carefully examined to determine if it would be beneficial or not to use an acid treatment to reveal more of the gold.
Some experienced panners with the vigor and longevity to spend a full day panning in the small creeks and ravines can possibly find as much as a gram or more on a good day.
The higher the sensitivity setting, the louder and sharper the signal from a gold nugget or other metal target.
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