What's In A Name?
November 2016 by Ray MillsThe names attached to these areas came about from many sources. Many are easy to see why the name was given while others had a more contrasting note to them.
Some of the items that I’m going to go over are outcroppings, ditches, exploratory trenches and contacts/surface materials. I am going to speak about each of the above items in as much detail as I can, and then towards the end of this article I will tie them together.
We were met with a plethora of mechanical problems with the dry washer and even a few with the excavator that were at times frustrating, but we were in this for the long haul, so we needed to solve these problems and move forward.
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
When I teach people about finding gold, I often explain that it is helpful to think of any river or stream that carries gold as being something like a sluice box.
I didn’t think too much of our dredge hole and we were both considering a move when we hit bedrock. There was a good quantity of flakes and fines, but no nuggets.
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
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