The Challenge of Winter Dredging
November 2016 by Steve HerschbachDredges actually do pretty well in freezing conditions. There are a few tips you should know, however.
...these nuggets have not traveled far from the lode because the golden wire lattices would have been torn apart or flattened during weathering of rock and deposition by violent stream action.
He began hiking my way and was as astonished as I was when he saw it. Another high five moment! It makes you wonder how long this gold had just been sitting there on the ground.
Walking around the gulch and exploring the upper drainage, picking up different rocks and inspecting them with a good loop, and looking them up in a field guide of rocks and minerals of your region will help you understand how the gold got there.
Confluences of placer streams are well known as concentration sites for heavy minerals. The basic reason is that...
Gold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
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