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.
When it was all setup and running, you had everything coming off the dredge riffles into the boil box. At the hole section, some of the water got sucked down and pulled a lot of black sand and over heavies…
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
Q: Is this gold or some other metal?
Who were the earliest prospectors in the Western Hemisphere? Is there any way to tell?
This sampling program was painfully tedious, and I’ve still got the calluses and embedded shovel splinters to prove it. But completing that testing program validated certain areas of the creek and eliminated others.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
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