Midway into my first tank of gas I was beginning to see color in my sluicebox. Needless to say, I was excited.
The lesson of keeping one’s eyes open to other possibilities is one of the great secrets of successful prospecting. Prospectors need to always be on the lookout for opportunities.
This area could be re-evaluated for placer scheelite and gold potential in the future along with sand and gravel processing…
The great question now is whether the correction that followed was an end to that bull market—or just a lengthy corrective phase prior to another important bullish move. Let’s turn to technical analysis of the chart for a possible answer.
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This rock had been with a family for many years and they were cleaning up an old workshop that had lots of minerals and miscellaneous “ore” samples.
Since last year’s articles on explosives for mining, several people have asked for more information about becoming a licensed blaster.
It said to put a number of different-sized nuggets in a jar, and then cover them with the magic cleaner fluid. Then, vigorously shake the contents for a couple of minutes.
Fast forward to present day and the XRF has come of age. Pull the trigger on the hand-held device and you get a nearly instant assay of the surface of a rock.
Now they have come up with a second guide (to be released on May 1) that they believe will allow dredgers in California to resume working.
Every year I go through this and every year it becomes more difficult to find new territory that is available for us to prospect. Is there anywhere that hasn’t been worked?