The Basics of Geophysical Exploration
February 2012 by Chris RalphIn developing a mineral property or mining claims, one of the first goals is to identify and quantify valuable deposits. The classic method of doing this is by drilling holes into the ground to sample what is below the surface. The problem is that one or two holes usually are not going to tell you a whole lot...
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
It is this ability to hear and respond to the faintest of audio signals that I believe separates the best nugget hunters from everyone else.
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I frequently get asked, "What should I look for when I am out prospecting that will tell me there are good amounts of gold present in the ground?"
There are not a lot of tools needed to get out and take advantage of the situation. Other than my wetsuit, I typically travel light with a gold pan, maybe a pry bar and a few crevice cleaning tools.
Explosives used correctly will save you both time and money being one of the best and most productive tools you can use.
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