Monday, January 21, 2013

How To Gold Mine: checking your bedrock for Gold with your metal detector

How To Gold Mine: checking your bedrock for Gold with your metal detector.

How To Gold Mine: checking your bedrock for Gold with your metal detector

This is a center cut on a gulch placer we were working here in western Montana. We were getting ready to move up on the bench placer on the upper left of the photo.

On the upper right you can see the drain ditch doing its job perfectly.
You are always trying to achieve digging dry if possible. Most of the time you will have water issues.

 I will be discussing that in great detail in my later newsletter's and video's in the future.

If you look closely on the center right of the photo, you will see my metal detector on the bedrock. I always check to see if any big nuggets got away from the excavator. I did not find a single piece of gold ever, on our cleaned bedrock. I can safely say nobody is going to get much gold here in a hundred years!!!