Tips and Tricks: How to Make Your Own Gold Bars Without Burning the Place Down
February 2021 by Harry Griffin
You find yourself with a bucketful of concentrates that you have accumulated over the season and consider the logical next step: to reduce the bucket of cons to a gold bar. Where do you begin?
Some ask if a prospector can collect an entire ounce in a day. It is possible; I’ve done it before.
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.
Once you have a detector, learn how to use it and get out in the field—you can’t find anything with it in your garage.
In this continuation of the Midwest gold series we are going to take a look at the states of Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas, look at possible locations within these states to find gold and talk about areas where gold has been found in the past.
This past summer, a two-week adventure in Alaska and other gold prospecting trips turned out to be some of my greatest life experiences.
Using a snuffer bottle to pick it out of the pan, he continued his panning efforts. He continued to find more yellowish stuff, but it wasn’t shiny like he thought gold should look.
Heading for Australia to metal detect for gold. Tips? Suggestions?
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