VLF Detector Operating Modes
December 2015 by Steve Herschbach
They must have assumed the paystreak was spotty and had been mined out, so they never mined as close to the side of the valley as they should have.
My friend came walking in from the garage with what looked to me like a stick of dynamite. Chuckling, he said, “Have you ever been gold mining?”
In my head I was thinking, “Not at 3 am in the morning with dynamite.”
George was considering filling his dredge floats with closed-cell foam, ensuring that there would be no area available within each float for flooding.
When it was all setup and running, you had everything coming off the dredge riffles into the boil box. At the hole section, some of the water got sucked down and pulled a lot of black sand and over heavies…
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
The design of metal detectors well-suited for prospecting is an interesting process and not necessarily an easy one to achieve. It is a combination that blends the desires of what prospectors would like, the requirements of sales people and dealers, with the science and physics of what the electronics can achieve.
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