LEADING AUTHORITY REVEALS 3 SURE-FIRE
GUARANTEED TO MAXIMIZE YOUR GOLD YIELD
you tired of working
your butt off and coming home empty-handed?
Spending thousands of $ on equipment
only to recover a few tiny specks of
gold? Well don't tear up your prospecting
club membership card just yet,
the solution may be simpler than you
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Felix Paydirt. I have been prospecting in the Golden Heart of Alaska (Fairbanks) for more than 10 years. I can certainly attest that even when sitting on an abundant supply, some days offer up nothing but disappointment. I know the gold is there, so why am I not finding it? Sometimes the answer is right in front of our noses. Let me share with you a few useful tips that I occasionally have to remind myself of.
YOUR EQUIPMENT WELL TUNED AND USE IT
PROPERLY Gold mining equipment sustains
a lot of wear and tear, and sometimes outright
abuse. When it's worn out and we continue
to push it, can we rightly expect it
to perform up to standard? How do youperform
under those conditions?
When I skip scheduled maintenance on a loader in order
to meet a deadline, invariably I will end up spending
twice that time on repairs while production comes to
a complete halt. End result - no gold.
One of my clients recently complained about poor performance
of a spiral panning machine. He insisted the material
he was running was sub-standard. But it turned out
that the circulating pump had malfunctioned, causing
the drive tube to load up with gold - undetected! Nuggets,
flakes, fines - it had all been accumulating in that
tube unseen to the user. Quite a haul when he finally
found it. Make sure your equipment is dialed in
and functioning according to the manufacturer's instructions!
I have spoken to several prospectors who like
to collect metal detectors but have not found much
gold with them. You know the investment can be in the
thousands. Modern technology is quite impressive. But
those tools are only useful in the hands of a qualified
user. Hunting for gold with a metal detector is an
art. Anyone can certainly become an artist, but
it ain't easy. If it was easy, gold would not
be worth 1000/ounce. This brings me to my second
#2) PERSISTENCE I don't know how many times I've quit working
an area that seemed to be drying up, moved to greener
pastures and then discovered that the original
spot still had plenty of great potential.Impatience
is not our friend.
It happens on all scales. Prospectors will work a creek
for a couple hours, get bored with the lack of color,
pack up and go home. Meanwhile, another guy will stick
it out and continue to work that creek. He might change
his strategy, adjust his location (or his equipment).
Butit's his patient persistence that separates
him from the crowd. He works hard and does not
give up easily. You'll readily recognize him. He's
the one with more gold in his vial at the end of the
Of course, stubborn persistence would not be the course
of wisdom if the location is entirely unproductive.
Thus, tip number 3.....
#3) PROSPECT AT A PROVEN SOURCE Who doesn't dream of making new gold discoveries
on uncharted virgin ground? Is it possible? Absolutely,
if you invest the time, do your homework and have the
funds to do the testing. More often, though, we save
time and money by locating proven deposits.
In large scale mining, we can research old (or recent)
drill logs, geological surveys, production records,
etc. In recreational mining, it's as simple as going
where other prospectors go. Local and national clubs
such as the GPAA are a valuable source of information. If
other club members are recovering good color on a particular
river with a 2" dredge, it stands to reason
that you should be able to do the same, provided of
course that you pay attention to tips #1 and #2.
One very popular way to maximize yield is to purchase
gold concentrates from a proven mine. That's my specialty.
I have claims in Alaska's hottest pay zone, the
Fairbanks Mining District. I do the heavy work,
process the ground to a rich concentrate and ship it
off to you to recover the final product - gold. It's
not just any gold, it's Felix
Paydirt's Gourmet Gold.
Depending on circumstances, some buy my concentrates
to supplement their mining activities. Others rely
solely on my gold to satisfy their prospecting needs.
Poor health, bad weather, location, lack of time - these
are all good reasons to order my gold. It's also
a great way to test new equipment or technique. Whatever
your reasons, it's the fastest short-cut to
a high yield pay streak.
There's only so much gold in the ground, and we've
only got so much time on the ground. Let's make
the best of both!
Note: Felix Paydirt is a year-round Alaskan resident.
While his family
has been in the mining industry for more than 40 years,
offering his concentrates to prospectors in 1998. Over
the past 10
years he continues to perfect his art and is respected
the foremost provider of premium gold-bearing concentrates.