while i have been looking through the forums and searching online. I have not found more exactly what im looking for (may not exist but im trying) and thats any areas south of i10 to go look around for gold.well really anything..gold,silver,copper,cinnabar,precious stones and gems but for now trying my luck at gold.
i own protperty in tonopah az near palo verde power plant to give an idea to the area im looking at but would also like to know how to identify,test rock for different things especially gold.i have collected rock off my property especially green rock possibly opal but am on the hunt for gold.my metal detector doesnt seem to want to function correctly and am working on it but want other ways to test.ill also be making a sluice box as i have the material on my property with a well installed for water along with fountain pumps to cycle water.
as it shows.im definitely a newbie when it comes to prospecting but have watched videos on youtube as well as google search for the raw ore.any other samples in the area would also help me a lot as well as tips where to look as there is a wash on my property and several washes around my property in walking distance.
my metal detector is a "cheap" one i got on amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JMG6TXM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
i know the saying you get what you pay for.will be changing battery to make sure thats not issue but with that being said. please give advice on that detector.or should i upgrade and get something a little better?
if anyone would like to meet out around my property one weekend to prospect.please let me know and we can work on something as i would like to know what to look for.i also know there are others who go out as well and groups, so if any groups in the surrounding area goes and doesnt mind a tag a long.please let me know.i do have a 4x4 so going off road isnt much of a worry for me.
thank you everyone who helps out :)