Using Favorable Rock Types to Find More Gold
September 2020 by Chris Ralph
The more experienced prospectors know these lesser known spots are the types of places where big finds are still made.
...I decided to excavate the semi-frozen high-bank that was resting on a soft shale bedrock footing. Within three feet, I encountered an intrusive!
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
...a large number of these aspiring miners developing their operations seemed to have missed "Placer Mining 101" somewhere along the way.
Palladium may well be an underexplored element and therefore an opportunity for prospectors and geologists. This is because they are often less than obvious and other than the native metals, a chemical analysis of samples is required to identify PGM-enriched rocks.
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
At first we decided to see what the flat by our camp would produce where the old-timers had worked it with their Pelton wheel and dragline buckets.
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