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Where to Find Gold in Indiana—Part II

Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.

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More on Detecting Pocket Gold


What I hope to do here is to give you some information that will help you, the reader, pick out locations that will be better for you to detect and give you a possibility of finding gold.

Following Clues to an Old Mill and Vein Strike


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Modern-Day Claim Jumping


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The Rest of the Story—Detecting With Ray Mills


Ray followed up by detecting the same area and I was happy to see that he did not find any good targets in the same line. So far so good.

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