The Beer That Saved Goldfield
March 1999 by Guest WriterThe Nevada Historical Society's
"This Was Nevada Series"
Q: Aside from the softness scratch test and other methods of identification, what feedback would you have on identifying gold in hard rock that may be mixed with other metals that affect its color?
Some typical questions that you might consider asking yourself about purchasing a dredge might be…
Bismuth oxide for assaying?
Every year I go through this and every year it becomes more difficult to find new territory that is available for us to prospect. Is there anywhere that hasn’t been worked?
This time we took the detectors. Roger had worked that spot very well and wanted to see if my new detector would uncover any gold he might have missed.
• What to prospect with on the Klamath River
...I got the faintest of rises in the threshold. It was hardly a signal at all, and I thought it was one of the many, deep, hot rocks in the area.
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