This is Why You Check Your Tailings
September 2014 by Scott HarnThe nugget was cast aside with larger rocks during the screening process, but it was found later by an employee...
I am going to break bedrock down a bit and explain my view of the varying scenarios I come across in the field.
Looking around, I could tell that this was an old hand-digging. As I walked around the perimeter of the digging I could see shovel and pick marks scratched on the clean, hard clay and bedrock.
As a gold prospector for the past ten years, I thought that I had a fair understanding of the steps necessary to find gemstones.
This article will hopefully provide a few constructive hints on how to use your downtime during the cold winter and the wet spring to best prepare for the upcoming nugget-hunting season.
Prospectors often wonder why gold deposits in veins like it does. Why is one vein rich while another is barren, even though they are only a few hundred feet apart?
When detecting an area that has been cleaned to bedrock and you have new trees growing, always make sure you get your coil as close as possible to the tree. Why?
In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.
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