Solar Powered Placer Equipment
September 2006 by Steve HicksIs three-dollar gas cutting into your gold prospecting? Tired of gas engine maintenance? Gas engine fumes and noise bothering you? Then go solar.
Gold left in Rye Patch by the time I retire?
The article that appeared in the October 2002 Issue of ICMJ, “Confessions of a Professional Nuggetshooter,” by Lunk, is an example of how to use a “deep-seeking-type” metal detector to lay down a grid pattern to “mine” eluvial placer gold after prospecting and finding the first nugget as the locus.
Once you get down to the black sands or a few tablespoons of material, the technique changes dramatically.
Once all of the pros and cons are considered, many miners and prospectors have discovered the so-called “Limited Liability Company” is the most profitable operating entity for their venture.
What were we doing going down a 4.5 mile trail to a cold river where there was no guarantee of anything except some ice and maybe cold hands and feet? First it seemed our winter was going to be a drought, and then all that reversed.
Due to the lockdown, I spent lots of time indoors this spring and I decided to add a drone as a faithful mate in my research.
The Bawl Mill • The Yukon-Klondike Goldfields—Part I • New Mine from Century-Old Gold-Silver Bonanza • The Treasure Detective—Part III • Countries Want More Concessions From Miners • New Interim Rules For Washington Miners • Detecting for Possible Mid-Range Eluvial Gold • Melman on Gold & Silver