I had posted the following in another thread recently but it did not get much traction maybe because the thread was about something totally different? LOL
If you have an opinion let's hear it! This thread is not titled for experts only!
I wonder if there is a difference in performance in tailings depending on the type of tailings. Do we need to differentiate between hard rock tailings and placer tailings when talking about the relative merits of PI versus VLF. For instance tailings from ancient river deposits as opposed to a hard rock tailings deposit consisting of iron rich ultra-mafic rocks. Or is it a moot point in all ground types of hard rock tailings due to no electrical conductivity in hard rock tailings because they are busted up? I think quartz tailings can be very benign almost to the point of an inability to GB on them.
In regard to depth on tailings between PI/VLF being basically equal, is that true in all instances except for say a GPX or GPZ due to the battery power enabling a much higher level of gain? Like VLF = TDI but VLF < GPX?
Steve, Can you explain why Tailing piles are lower in mineralization compare to other areas, And would the Tailings at place's like Moore's Creek be Hotter than The Tailings Ganes Creek,
What Cause's them to be Lower than the general Detecting Areas is it Because they are made up of disturbed Ground??
A mining company called Integra is offering a $1 million prize to process their 6 terabytes of data and make a new big gold discovery in a hard rock property they purchased in Canada.
If anyone is into mapping, exploration, geology, hard rock mining, and data processing with computers then this may be something you are interested in. We're obviously all interested in gold already! Seems like there are a few mining engineers and geologists that post on various gold forums.
The state of wy is doing a pine tree clear-cut over top of a potential gold rich zone north of the old miners delight mine, doing so in the name of better habitat for the quakies.
This seems a little wierd to me, so i ask if anyone knows if removal of decidous? trees would greatly increase effectivness of such a survey?
Spent a few hours detecting and exploring the hillsides yesterday. I first turned on the Zed about 7:30 in the morning, it was semi overcast warm and a little humid. I was detecting a huge quartz outcrop on the edge of a minor slightly eroded peak inside a series of small ravines, the solid quartz mass was 15 feet high in areas and littered the slopes, there were many such breakouts in the area, fire a few years back cleared the brush and the hills were still easy to navigate. Also a history of tunnels and hydraulicing near-by, although these hillsides were spared of that. The weather was very variable and the chatter was slowly building in the zed although I never felt it was making it impossible to read the signals, the bursts were far enough apart to tell the difference. The trash I found was all very old stuff, no gold this trip as the weather cut things short and things were nearing the dangerous side.
Possibly no gold in this outcrop that may be why no washing of the hill by the old timers, or the bedrock may be to deep also the slopes are very steep here, then again it may just be that more time needs to be spent looking.