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    Any groundhogs in your prospecting areas?

    Do any of you see groundhog mounds in your prospecting areas?

    Do you sample the mounds?

    Groundhogs make fairly large & fairly deep dens. If they are in gold territory there is a chance that they have brought gold to the surface. If they have then you could work the hole and keep returning as the grounhog will repair the damage & have another mound for you to work when you go back.

    Personally I haven't seen any mounds or worked any mounds but it seems like something that should be tried.
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    Northern California

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    Southern California
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    Hi nickmarch,
    Your thoughts are right on about using the work of the hole diggers to make it easier for you to learn what they've brought to the surface!! In Downtown San Francisco at the Golden Gate Park there are lots of lawns AND there are lots of ground squirrels & gophers and way down in the ground, in some places, there's cement several feet down. Well the old coins go way down but stop at the cement and the animals will at time throw some good targets right up to the top. This actually happens!! So yes, your ground hogs are sampleing sections of the dirt underneath your feet and they could bring up tell tale evidence of some deep down goodness.

    Best of success to you.............63bkpkr
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

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    Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
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    I have had some luck digging thru the loose soil of ant hills. You may find these in known gold areas (once at Cripple Creek Colorado, I found a paystreak in a large ant hill - the ants were not happy about it - I checked with my White's VSat gold detector before riling the ants up, and only removed areas that gave me reasonable signals). I have also recovered some small man made items as well - the ants want that stuff out of their nest.
    Whites GMT, Whites GM Vsat, Whites 5900, Gold Mountain King Cobra, Bounty Hunter 3300

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    I found a youtube video of a guy test panning from a groundhog mound in Michigan. He found gold!


 

 

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