Tracing Gold To Its Source
June 2021 by Chris Ralph
In this article I am going to talk about the different sources of gold and the clues a prospector can follow to find the source.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
Depth is not an issue unless the site is thoroughly cleaned of shallow trash, and it is far easier to isolate and remove targets using a small coil in a target rich location.
During this trip we found enough gold to make us want to come back, even with the punishment of a very long, tough hike.
All locations gave up some gold, but one particular section of exposed bedrock with steep, packed crevices kept giving us good, consistent results. We had found our spot.
Within a very few minutes, I had my first nice sounding target. It turned out to be a nice earring-size gold piece that was about a half a gram.
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
Some of the items that I’m going to go over are outcroppings, ditches, exploratory trenches and contacts/surface materials. I am going to speak about each of the above items in as much detail as I can, and then towards the end of this article I will tie them together.
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