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I’m a newbie and saving up to buy my 1st  metal detector. Meanwhile I’m rockhounding a lot.
 

I’m curious if folks have successfully applied portable ground penetrating radar (or other portable detecting devices) to predict likely location of crystal pockets in the hard rock, like in dolomite (for locating pockets of Herkimer Diamonds) or in granitic pegmatite (for locating pockets of gem tourmaline crystals) ? Any pointers would be appreciated.

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I've never heard of using GPR to hunt for crystal pockets, but a quick Google came up with this informative link:

http://www.pegmatite.com/radar.htm

So looks like the answer is yes, it's a possible application of ground penetrating radar.

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