Prospecting, Planning & Finding Gold

If you want to be successful at finding gold, you got to know where to look. Whether you are prospecting or panning, understanding how to find gold is a necessity. By watching, reading and listening you will be well on your way to knowing gold’s nature and character. Good gold prospectors have that expertise.

Rocks are not a solid; they have pores, cleavages, and cracks, and some cleavages are so deep that they penetrate the crust of the earth, called faults or fissures. Once you understand this basic information you can now recognize what geologists mean when they discuss the earth and rocks, such as:

  • Ancient metal dispensed uphill from the earth’s center into crevices in bedrock.
  • The innate gold which is merged with other minerals is found in the veins that shaped these gaps when the particles of molten rock divided and hardened into bull quartz.
  • A placer is formed when nature does the mining, milling and separating. Whenever the veins get uncovered the bull quartz becomes displaced and is subject to the results of the various weather patterns. This causes the quartz to contract and expand which ultimately fractures and breaks free from matrix rock.

With heavy spring floods comes gold-bearing quartz as it bounces, tumbles, rolls and hits other rocks releasing the invulnerable gold. When the turbulence is at its highest the gold particles get pounded into pellets, nuggets and chunks.

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