What Equipment Do I Need?
October 2014 by Chris RalphGetting started in prospecting often requires the purchase of some equipment, but one can spend as little as $10 and be finding gold or spend thousands and also be finding gold—yet you will probably have many more opportunities and possibilities with more and better equipment.
Now that you are actually going to be out there doing some prospecting, I may be able to help.
Chris got a nice target signal on the edge of rising bedrock, but still in a low, but washed area. After breaking up the bedrock, he recovered several pieces of gold amounting to almost three pennyweight.
Today it is getting tougher and tougher to find a place to prospect. There is one significant haven left for the small miner...
…it was immediately evident the previous owner had not been using a detector. During just a few months of working the dumps part-time, he recovered gold in quartz specimens valued in excess of $40,000.
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
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