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.
The father-son duo spent years combing this bit of Pennsylvania wilderness with high-end metal detectors, drills and other tools to prospect for a fabled cache of Civil War gold.
What are the tell signs of garnet deposits?
The higher the sensitivity setting, the louder and sharper the signal from a gold nugget or other metal target.
Federal and state regulatory agencies often cite mercury and methyl mercury in our waterways as a major factor for further restrictions on placer mining, and on suction gold dredge mining, in particular. However, these regulatory agencies are minimizing selenium and its neutralizing effects.
Because the old timers were so good at locating the better paying deposits—most of them along clay seams in this particular area—it makes good sense to try and locate these clay lines at old mining sites.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
Winter is the time for research, and if you haven’t already done some research to find new places to prospect, now is the time to cram in some last minute research before the good weather arrives.
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