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  1. Thanks to all for the great tips, now I know what to do, you are wonderful people. I embrace everyone with my heart from Italy. Luca.
  2. Hi Swamp Thank you for your answer. I fully share your thoughts. I would like to be a full time job for me. But I think that here in Italy is not possible. Just like hobbies. Even though it is so, I want to continue to try, I really like looking for gold.
  3. Hi Fred I use a super magnet, (taken in an old hard drive of a computer), very good, I recommend it to everyone. I have kept all my concentrates, (because I cleaned the sluice mat always in my house). Attached images of concentrates. I forgot to separate the last concentrate, useful for these images. Inside the plate I separated the iron rocks from the non-ferrous rocks (last concentrated from the sluice). Same procedure for bottles, I separated iron rocks from non-ferrous rocks. You can understand the concentration of iron, simply looking at the proportions between the two types of rocks. I did not clean the cracks. At the base of the rocks, inside the creek, I did not dig (I have to dip under the water, which I will consider). I tried to find "tips" in the creek, (as far as I can do it), and I excavated and then washed it in the sluice. I think a metal detector is in trouble in these conditions, (to find the small gold, like the one shown earlier). Otherwise, if they are nuggets (such as those shared by Steve Herschbach in a recent topic), perhaps the metal detector will work properly. I hope it is correct as reasoning.
  4. Thank you Steve Herschbach for your very complete answer. Very useful for me. Beautiful experiences in Alaska and compliments for the "divide and conquer" very ingenious and fun. You've been able to take away all the doubts, (especially for the mass of the single piece of gold perceived by the metal detector) there is only a doubt about the mineralization of the ground, where I live. I can not understand if it is very mineralized or slightly mineralized. (I do not know the different types of rock). I think it is very mineralized because there are many types of rocks, when I clean the sluice mat I find much iron concentration. I attach the images of the torrents I have visited (until now), and where I found my first little piece of gold. Can you understand if it is a soil with a high mineralization? Thanks for sharing your experiences, they are very useful especially for those who are at the beginning. Ps: In the image n2, looking to the right and almost in the center, there is a basin (about 50-60 cm deep) excavated in the rock. In there I found my little gold. :-) Image 4, is a 100x magnification of the small gold. image 5 and 6 are what I find after cleaning the sluice mat.
  5. Hi 1515Art and Steve Herschbach Thank you for your answers. There are over 50 primary gold mines here. They are almost completely depleted and therefore abandoned. (I attach a map with the various mines) The earliest gold mining news, date back to the time of the Roman Empire. Here, the nuggets are rare, the little gold is abundant, (like the one shown in the previous photos or even smaller, to extract it, it is necessary to polish the stone, and to use chemical processes, sometimes small pieces of gold embedded in quartz are found. Someone has found a 15-gram noodle, but we talk about tens of years ago. Alluvial gold is present in streams and rivers. Native gold is very rare to find it. Keep in mind one thing, here in Italy it is very difficult for some important finds to be shared. Especially because the law permits a collection of up to 5 grams of gold per day. I have no experience with the metal detectors, so I'm writing to you. I have been informed (as far as possible, without direct field experience) I believe that no metal detector can find anything so small. However, I think there may be accumulations of small gold (the "tips" present in the various streams and rivers), maybe so many small pieces that eventually make 1 or 2 grams. Here is why in this situation it is possible to work the metal detector. I have many doubts just because I miss the field experience with the various metal detectors. I attach pictures of finds made here in Italy by various people (who have been shared).
  6. Hi everyone, my name is Luca, I'm a new user of the forum and I'm a novice in the search for gold. It's been months for me to read the forum, thank you all, because through your experiences here, I understand many things. About six months ago, I was fond of looking for gold. I bought a plate to sift, at my first exit I found small pieces of gold (picture 1 Found me). A month later I managed to buy a sluice. I went out looking for gold a couple of times, but I did not find anything. I live in northern Italy, here is gold, but it is very small. (picture 2 Found by other people) I would like to use a metal detector to help me in the search. I can not spend the money in vain, so I decided to write on the forum. I would like to ask you, how useful is a metal detector for such a small gold? Using a low-frequency detector, such as a GMT, for example, will be able to detect very small gold? (like the one shown in the pictures) Thank you for your time. Ps: sorry for my English.
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