The Perfect Summer
February 2014 by Kimmy KurtaWithin the first 3 hours he and I had found pocket after pocket of gold and couldn't wait to tell Levi of our treasure.
...it’s been a little known secret that one man was involved in designing many of the most respected very low frequency (VLF) nugget detectors on the market. Dave Johnson has designed gold-oriented detectors for Tesoro, Whites, Fisher and others for more than 25 years.
I got a signal but knew it was small. Still, I was very happy to find something. I continued and got another signal. Yes! A bigger nugget! Then I got another signal.
There are times when being able to recognize a type of rock can make you a much more successful prospector.
These are entry-level machines designed with gold prospecting in mind and with the ability to handle mineralized ground and see nuggets of a grain or so in size, perhaps smaller.
Can a metal detector be used to find limonitic gossan material?
There may be lots of smaller gold I cannot hear with a detector, but it looks just fine in my pan once it is out of the crevice.
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