Tucson Show Marketing
May 2012 by Chris RalphNormally we do not cover gem and mineral shows, but this one is a little different. The Tucson (Arizona) Gem and Mineral show is the sales source for so many small mining operations, I felt I had to address this show and its possibilities for the small miner.
We’ve had two trips to the deserts of Nevada and explored mines and mill sites, hiked miles of ravines in California, and swung our detector coils over thousands of square yards of bedrock.
So, how much rain does it take to cause a major movement of gravels in a stream and redistribute the gold? The technical answer is enough water to move the bed load of the river.
Your odds of going home with gold will be higher using the discrimination mode, even if you might have misread one of the targets you rejected.
Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.
I woke up on Sunday morning, August 10, to heavy smoke. I saw where it was coming from, but it seemed like it was a long way off so I thought I was okay for the time being.
Today it is getting tougher and tougher to find a place to prospect. There is one significant haven left for the small miner...
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