The Significance of Nuggets in Placers
January 2016 by Jim HalloranChances are better that both types of gold did not come from the same source. Let's look at the probable conditions to cause two types of gold in a placer.
This year was a test. We had never done anything like this before, yet we grossed $30,000 in the short time we had to mine.
So, how much rain does it take to cause a major movement of gravels in a stream and redistribute the gold? The technical answer is enough water to move the bed load of the river.
Much more information can be gained from that single source and gives you ideas on the gravels for dry washing or where the nuggets may lie for metal detecting
As I arrived at my detecting location, I got all my gear and headed up the trail. I had to stop and take in the devastation all around me.
As I laid in my Jeep and tried to get some rest, I began to realize how tired I was. I felt like a little kid who walked around Disneyland for 12 hours with his parents.
Most of our gold recoveries have been in the cracks of the bedrock. Hot rocks in the form of dikes cross the creek at various locations, causing us to skip those areas.
After removing about six inches of dirt and cobbles, the sound was a bit more recognizable. I was now confident that there was a definite target and not just a ground noise.
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