California Gold Metal Detecting

Mother Lode gold metal detecting and crevicing for gold. Prospector Jerry and Mountain Mike head out into a beautiful area in search gold on ground that is extremely rich, soo rich you don’t even need to dig much if at all to find the chunky gold hiding away..

The gold prospectors are using a Minelab Gold Monster 1000 VLF metal detector.

California Gold Metal Detecting

California gold

California gold

This particular Minelab metal detector has a well-deserved reputation for finding tiny bits of gold that most other detectors are incapable of finding.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

In the United States, Mother Lode is most famously the name given to a long alignment of hard-rock gold deposits stretching northwest-southeast in the Sierra Nevada of California, bounded on the east by the Melones Fault Zone. It was discovered in the early 1850s, during the California gold rush. The California Mother Lode is a zone from 1.5 to 6 kilometres (0.93 to 3.73 mi) wide and 190 kilometres (120 mi) long, between Georgetown on the north and Mormon Bar on the south.

The Mother Lode coincides with the suture line of a terrane, the Smartville Block. The zone contains hundreds of mines and prospects, including some of the best-known historic mines of the gold-rush era. Individual gold deposits within the Mother Lode are gold-bearing quartz veins up to 15 metres (49 ft) thick and a few thousand feet long. The California Mother Lode was one of the most productive gold-producing districts in the United States. Now it is known as a destination for tourism and for its vineyards.

As with most gold rushes, the California gold rush started with the discovery of placer gold in sands and gravels of streambeds, where the gold had eroded from hard-rock vein deposits. Placer miners followed the gold-bearing sands upstream to discover the source in the bedrock. This source was the “mother” of the gold in the river and so was dubbed the “mother lode”.


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