Where to Start: Advice for the Beginning Detectorist
October 2019 by Michael Greyshock
Gold can show up in unexpected places at times, so I don’t like to tell people where not to look. An exception is where the gold is likely to be very deep.
Q: ...It’s a 2,000-acre property that was mined 100 years ago, still has the old workings, tailings, etc. I am looking to recover gold from the old waste/tailings... plus possibly strip mine some of it. What are my options?
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
They worked their plan, bit by bit, and sure enough, after the blast, gold was detected… Over two pounds of beautiful crystalline gold was recovered in that stretch!
After burning more than 350 square miles, the Carr Fire near Redding, California, was finally out. Luckily our home was spared, and I had the opportunity to go metal detecting in burned areas previously too overgrown to access.
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