Strategies for Detecting Heavily Pounded Areas—Part III
June 2022 by Reese Townes
This helps me to see if there is a pattern taking place with where I am finding nuggets, and when I study the map layer with all of my pins marking nuggets, I can drop in new pins where I want to search the next day.
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
When we got set up and I started to swing the coil over a small mound, I got a good signal, faint but repeatable.
Once again the coil was put over the spot but the target was in the pile now. I pinpointed, grabbed a handful of dirt and began sprinkling it over the coil until I heard that mild thud.
...we finally got back to this exploration effort. The old works there were up above the old camp, which was very significant in size.
I cleared the connector by poking a small Phillips screwdriver through it. To ensure the bore was clean, I dunked the connector into some water and then blew it clean with my shop air compressor.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
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