The Madonna Nugget
October 2013 by Joe ChmielIt was down deeper than I expected for surface trash. It wasn't until I was down six inches that the target screamed from my scoop.
The story began in a southern Arizona mountain range...
He excitedly told me he was going mining and wanted to know where he should go, how to do it, and so on. After he calmed down, I got excited. “I need to go!” was my response.
I didn’t think too much of our dredge hole and we were both considering a move when we hit bedrock. There was a good quantity of flakes and fines, but no nuggets.
It couldn’t possibly be a bullet or other trash this deep into the hill. No sir, it was a solid zip-zip signal that I know so well.
The 316 Mining Company has not been all that successful, but does not ever seem to learn from their past mistakes.
…the sluice is a normal first step up from a gold pan for many prospectors. They are simple to use, easily portable, can capture a lot of gold, and can process gravel 10 to 20 times faster than a person can pan…
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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