Reading the Ground for Gold Prospecting

by Maheo
(Honduras)

I'm wondering if there is any information on reading the ground in order to find gold. I live in an area not far from several gold mines which are not in use anymore for some interesting and superstitious reasons. I know there is gold but what can I do so as to not waste too much time searching for nothing?
Maheo

Stan's response: Hi Maheo, I have gold prospected all over Honduras. There is a lot of gold in your country. It sounds like you may be speaking of the Old Olancho area near Juticalpa.

Being able to "read the ground" on an alluvial deposit depends a lot on if you are on an ancient channel or on a live river. It is also common for a new river to cross an ancient channel, thus giving you both types of deposits.

Alluvial deposits are usually "spotty". Gold concentrations move during flood seasons. There are two primary methods that I know of to find these concentrations of gold.

1. The poor man's technique (my favorite) is to dig (dredge or drill) test holes in a grid formation across the deposit. The tighter the grid, the better the resulting information.

2. Gradiometry (double magnetometry). I took a course in Toronto and then purchased a gradiometer (about $30,000) from Gem Systems. This instrument accurately detected shallow concentrations of magnetite on an ancient alluvial channel system. The magnetite is heavy and very often deposited in concentrations with the gold. It worked like a charm.

I hope that helps you Maheo!

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Oct 08, 2013
A LOT OF GOLD
by: Anonymous

In the next few weeks, you might hear of this in the news. I have found a nugget at the weight of 28.67 US pounds and I am currently digging around a nugget right now that could weigh in the vicinity of 600 to 800 pounds. I calculated this by the dimensions I have already uncovered. You will hear of this soon in the paper. It is not far from Haile's Gold Mine.

Apr 11, 2013
Kodiak Island Gold
by: justin hochmuth

Hello i live on kodiak island in alaska. Im curious to know if there is any gold on kodiak? I find all kinds of black sand when i pan and a lot of fools gold. can you give me any information thank you

May 31, 2010
THE ULTIMATE SOLUTON
by: Jeffrey W. Elliott

MR. MAHEO, TRY THE METHOD OF DOWSING FOR YOUR GOLD. THE SPANIARDS WERE QUITE SUCCESSFUL AT IT AND PROSPERED AS A RESULT OF IT. IT'S HOW I LOCATE MY GOLD HERE IN VIRGINIA, USA.

LOCATING THE GOLD IS NO PROBLEM FOR ME BY DOWSING. I AM LOCATING PAYSTREAKS, DEPOSITS OF DIFFERENT SIZES IN STREAMS THAT NEED DREDGING.

HOW RICH THE PAYSTREAKS ARE IS ANYBODY'S GUESS. I JUST KNOW THE GOLD IS TRULY THERE AS A RESULT OF MY DOWSING FOR IT JUST LIKE THE SPANIARDS DID. HAVING THE PROPER RESOURSES, EQUIPMENT THAT IS AND A LOT OF PERSEVERANCE IS WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE GOLD.

AND FORGET ABOUT NAYSAYERS, THEY WON'T HELP YOU AT ALL. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PROSPECTING ENDEAVORS. I'M GOING FOR THE GOLD AS LONG AS I'M STRONG AND HEALTHY AT 48 YEARS YOUNG.

JEFF ELLIOTT

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