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.
During this trip we found enough gold to make us want to come back, even with the punishment of a very long, tough hike.
I recently grew complacent, and it caused me to make a mistake that resulted in the loss of a mining claim. It brought my mining plans for the summer to a complete halt.
Maybe we could find a few pieces of ore from that tunnel? It was worth a try. The old timers didn’t have that stamp mill for looks, so we set off to get some samples.
I am going to break bedrock down a bit and explain my view of the varying scenarios I come across in the field.
...we were able to pull out close to another 3+ ounces of small, angular Silver City gold. This also included several more small nuggets, pieces of wire gold and some quartz-gold pieces—not bad for 4 days with a small sluice.
• The 75-ounce Butte County nugget is the largest found in California since the 156-ounce Mojave nugget in the 1970s...
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