Study Confirms Mercury Levels Safe in California's Gold Country
July 2013 by Scott HarnWhile the Water Board documented the selenium levels in fish and noted they exceed the levels of mercury, they have yet to acknowledge the numerous scientific studies that show selenium effectively neutralizes the effects of mercury.
If you’re going to successfully detect nuggets you must not only know a little about finding gold and detecting, but you also need to know your own limits, have a dash of luck and a lot of persistence.
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
One prime example is an area that I have talked about in many of my articles. This is a very large area and I will actually describe its location again.
We 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...
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
After a short time, the tailings pile can get very large, and can actually block the downstream end of the sluice box.
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