Summertime Gold Panning
September 2016 by Chris RalphI have smaller pans for cleaning black sand concentrates, big pans for taking large samples, pans with corners for pouring out materials, and pans with lots of special riffles. This variation is why I have so many pans—they each have their specialty.
...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.
The anticipation of finding out if the system of snatch blocks, shackles, chokers, anchor points, and the strap binding the massive slab of rock in the bottom of the river would even budge an inch was weighing on me.
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
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.
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
At first we decided to see what the flat by our camp would produce where the old-timers had worked it with their Pelton wheel and dragline buckets.
When we got set up and I started to swing the coil over a small mound, I got a good signal, faint but repeatable.
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