Where to Find Gold in Indiana—Part II
January 2012 by Chuck LassiterPart I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.
And what do I think is the easy way? It’s what you can learn from the old timers that walked that ground many years ago.
There may be lots of smaller gold I cannot hear with a detector, but it looks just fine in my pan once it is out of the crevice.
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My metal detecting hobby began about ten years ago when I bought a used metal detector for about $300. I got it specifically to look for meteorites. It was pretty much worthless, not user friendly, and I did not find anything with it.
Even with my favorite top-of-the-line gold detector there were several false digs. Many of the hot rocks gave a solid signal that was too much like a nugget to ignore. After trying several tests I just dug everything because it is better to be safe than leave a big, deep nugget for a more diligent gold hunter.
That is the course and intention for this article—to wander through some of the lessons I have learned in my thirty-two years of metal detecting and prospecting.
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
The Bawl Mill • Southwest Alaska Gold Project Progresses • Good Assays and Bad • Who is a Qualified Person? • Time Well Spent • Reality of the Klondike • NWMA Show • River Dredging vs. Creek Dredging—Part II • Pot Hole Gold • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices