Likely Prospects Gold Detecting for Novices



This book is about gold detecting and is aimed at people with little or no experience. It is not specifically about detectors, but does explore the issues of coil sizes and types as well as the typical detecting mistakes people make. The book explores the different places and types of gold to look for with this sort of technology and why. It looks at why understanding shallow and nuggety ground are important. A look at reefs and how to prospect around them and find others. The relationship between hills and gullies and what this means to finding gold. Alluvial gold and its relationship with reef gold. The seemingly weird and wonderful places gold can be found and clues as to why. There is also a section on how to use old maps and geological maps to assist your research and some tips about safety.

Please note this publication is not relevant for those who wish to detect in Western Australia.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction.
  • Factors Common to most detectors.
  • Coil, Monoloop or Double ""D""?
  • Coils, What Size?
  • The importance of nuggety ground.
  • The importance of shallow ground.
  • Pictorial
  • Shallow ground
  • Pictorial
  • Hillside and shallow ground.
  • Hillsides and gold
  • Reefs
  • Strike and dip
  • Pictorial
  • Detecting reefs
  • Detecting alluvial areas & water courses
  • Alluvial area
  • Where to go
  • Map Reading
  • Safety
  • Prospector's & Miner's Assoc



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