Drones?
Last Post 23 Oct 2016 06:27 PM by ROBERT SCARBOROUGH. 8 Replies.
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TIM LEIBELUser is Offline
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12 Aug 2015 03:41 PM
    So this is one of those brain farts you have when you are wide awake at 3 am. But with personal drones and little cameras coming way down in price. Has anyone used one to prospect? I would think in steep terrain it would come in handy to follow veins of Quartz or prospect terrain before making a steep climb.
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    13 Aug 2015 08:09 PM
    They used one on the last season of Gold Rush
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    26 Sep 2015 10:59 AM

    Tim,

    Have not used for that purpose, personally. However,  seems like it could be a really handy idea!

    Sure could cover a ton of ground.

     

    Jim

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    26 Sep 2015 07:33 PM
    Yeah, I think it would be a great way to look for out crops and how high a stream bed goes. Maybe check claim markers on the side of hills etc.
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    27 Oct 2015 05:11 PM
    That episode of gold rush was just on the other day where they used the Drone
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    28 Oct 2015 09:04 AM
    I want a "heavy lift" drone to fly my gear down into a couple of remote canyons that I know of that have good gold!
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    10 May 2016 06:12 PM
    I use my DJI Inspire drone consistently for mining. Its an invaluable tool for prospecting. I can spot mineralization very easy. https://youtu.be/_4arp46An8M?t=23m35s The link is to my you tube page and it shows me using the drone at my mine site. Just a short segment in the show I am doing I will probably do a more in depth segment later in the summer. But I use it for different shots on the show also if you watch the start the show you will see air to ground following my suv into the mine site. Lots of things you can do with t hem. But if you are new flier i suggest joining a club to learn how to fly RC because if the GPS looses signal you better darn well know how to fly RC or you will be loosing lots of money real quick.
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    16 Oct 2016 12:52 PM
    I know it sounds lazy and they might even have it thought of but a drone with a metal detector on it that is radio relayed back to the controller.. and mainly for the steep terrain I often find my self around.. the places you know there are not going to be any trash targets but you are dyeing to detect
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    23 Oct 2016 06:27 PM
    Beware of any airspace in a National Park area.
    It is illegal to take off or land a drone in a National park. $5000.00 fine !!!
    Other rules from the friendly FAA:
    1. Do not go above 400 ft ground level (AGL)
    2. DO NOT operate with 3 miles of any AIRPORT/landing strip !!!!!
    3. You will need a FAA Form 8710-13 Remote Pilot Certificate if you accept compensation for your services.
    Personal use is okay. But, if you own a company that owns the drone and you are operating it
    for the benefit of the company (which you own) the FAA can deem it a commercial use and
    that requires a Remote Pilot certificate.
    4. The drone must be kept in visual sight during operations.
    5. Operating a drone directly above people is a severe safety violation and a big NO-NO.
    6. DAYTIME use ONLY!!!
    7. You can not operate a drone from a moving vehicle.
    8. Drone speed must be less than 100 mph.
    And some locales require a Transportation Safety Administration background check.

    Check out this website: https://federalauthority.org/drone-license for more info.
    Regards and POR - Press On Regardless,
    Bob
    Robert J. Scarborough
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