Using Vegetation and Soil Conditions as Prospecting Aids
January 2013 by Jim HalloranWouldn’t it be great if you could know if there is gold in the ground without setting foot on the ground? Well you can, to a certain extent, if you can recognize mined ground from unmined.
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
We chose this particular area because an old channel had run here at one point and had been heavily worked on top of a mountain hilltop. Erosion patterns cut deeply on each side, leaving the channel exposed. The erosion cut sharply, dropping into ravines far below.
The zone of influence of each sample must be carefully considered when deciding how far sample sites should be spaced from each other.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
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.
George was considering filling his dredge floats with closed-cell foam, ensuring that there would be no area available within each float for flooding.
I figured it would be quite conservative of me to shoot for about four ounces of gold instead of the twelve ounces I had found in 2013.
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