Discussion in 'Prospecting & Detecting' started by ozcopper, Nov 15, 2014.
It always takes one to spoil it for the rest
haha... I admit I immediately went searching for the book
The author, Doug Stone, already has many prospecting books published.
It is published by Outdoor Press. The sites selling the book list the regions and old gold fields covered by the maps if you're curious: http://www.goldsearchaustralia.com/index.php/western-australia-1.html
Stumbled across a pamphlet at a nearby tourist information centre and noticed it had a website. Clearly not of the same calibre as your book OC but a great start for newbies and their families.
easy....i do it when i go bush holiday.....for fossicking for sapphires.
first pint point an area.....read every blog ever mentioning mineral and locallity.
look for the creeks, landmarks mentioned in bloggs, or gubermint
get a topo map......get a very detailed map....actually more maps the better....i have several good ones and
i layer that on top of a nsw mineral map...even copy any hand drawn map you find on blogg,website, gubbermint website.
you will find hand detail maps on historic finds reported to the gubbermint..read and understand this.
when you go out with mate.....you pull these out (you already studied it....) they will not believe you..but you
should be able to find exact location
learn to read maps.....learn to know what symbols are.....Eg......a triangle shows where a survey station is..
they are always on the highest peak in any area...they are always in a line of sight...i learnt this studying surveying.
learn how to read without words.
go bushwalking as often as possible....read the topo of the land, imagine how water moves in floods, over time the creek moves and can be
20 meters or so where it was hundred years ago....
main thing is know tracer elements...you find them, you will find your target.
look for a gravel type of wash....you will hit paydirt. havent been out like this in a long time/
ie, for corrundums, spinel is your tracer....for gold...always always look for dirty quartz....not the clean
white one...move on, find quarts with dark dirty streaks,,,,thats your tracer...follow where it possible moved from.
i too should right a book and sell this know ledge with using public available info...but why do that when you should be able to find..
a bit like those people doing seminars and selling trading reports...
thats my two cents
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