Time for a New Approach: Detecting Float Gold
September 2013 by Ray MillsThe first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
The signal I was hearing was coming from a vertical bedrock crack on the bank of the creek. I removed my backpack, took out my crevicing tools and started to clean out the crack when I saw a glint of gold.
I probably swung over a few targets without noticing them. My first target came about ten minutes later as I went over a part of the high bench in this wide section of the dry wash.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
Looking for nugget laden bedrock in forested mountain regions, you first need to explore the banks of the gold-bearing streams and look for the bedrock that is exposed as this is your starting point.
Over the years, I've noticed a pattern in the type of rocks associated with the best gold deposits in Midwestern glacial gravel.
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
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