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    using Eq 800 for two gold mines I have located. Advice needed

    I have located two gold mines that I have access to after much research.

    one mine about 4 ft tall in the side of a hill and has a nice pile of quartz rock tailings pile. rocks are about 12" wide. Should I remove all of the larger quartz rocks to get down to the smaller rocks before I hunt with my 800 using a six inch coil?

    the other is in the side of a creek bank about 2 feet high. No sign of tailings pile, so I guess just hunt the creek with my Equinox 800 and 6" coil in front of the mine and down stream and on both sides of the creek in case they had their washer equipment set up at that location.

    both sites are rather remote so should not be much trash in the area.

    thanks for any help.
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    You can scan the tailings carefully, unless the mine was rich free milling ore you might not find much gold, However thats what detector guys do. Scan....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulltabfelix View Post
    I have located two gold mines that I have access to after much research.

    one mine about 4 ft tall in the side of a hill and has a nice pile of quartz rock tailings pile. rocks are about 12" wide. Should I remove all of the larger quartz rocks to get down to the smaller rocks before I hunt with my 800 using a six inch coil?

    the other is in the side of a creek bank about 2 feet high. No sign of tailings pile, so I guess just hunt the creek with my Equinox 800 and 6" coil in front of the mine and down stream and on both sides of the creek in case they had their washer equipment set up at that location.

    both sites are rather remote so should not be much trash in the area.

    thanks for any help.

    Remote....not much trash...

    I wish.. Bring a rake, bring a magnet. start at the top work down.

    Most mining areas had more people around them historically than they do now.

    If it's a good spot your gonna find trash.

    Dig everything. Don't trust your discrimination/target ID
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    And use your pinpointer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    And use your pinpointer.
    Personally....I find very little use for a PP looking for gold, don't even know why I continue to carry one? JMO...…….
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