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.
Gold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.
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.
I had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
This concept of detecting does not always work as we sometimes get a week or so where the temperatures rise to 116°—sometimes more.
In my early days of nugget hunting things were fairly simple. Just headphones, a pack, a detector and a small pick were all I needed for my search for great wealth.
I have figured out over the years that the winning combination is hard work, persistence, knowledge, and a little luck. This leads me to describe one of my best finds ever, a “honey hole” of placer gold, if you will.
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