The Essence of Gold Prospecting
July 2016 by Chris RalphWhen doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
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.
It is not necessary to have a PhD in geology, but you need to know the basics, so that’s what I am going to try to dig into here—the understandable basics of these gigantic gold deposits.
A number of visiting gold miners were quite impressed with our operation and the amount of gold we had recovered in only three hours. No one usually likes digging and slugging buckets all day long, but we actually began to enjoy it after a few good...
The mine site consists of river gravels from an ancient channel covering over 20 acres, and the place is covered with very large river rock and small tree overgrowth.
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
Once you have a detector, learn how to use it and get out in the field—you can’t find anything with it in your garage.
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