WHAT PREPARATIONS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE YOU START PROSPECTING
Prospecting for gold in the UK requires a combination of research, equipment, and knowledge of potential gold-bearing areas. Here are the general steps you can take to prospect for gold in the UK
1. Research and Education:
Learn about the geology of gold deposits in the UK. Gold is often found in areas with ancient geological formations, such as river valleys and mineralized fault lines.
Study historical records and maps that indicate areas where gold has been found before. This can include old mining reports, geological surveys, and historical mining activities.
Basic prospecting equipment includes a gold pan, sluice box, and metal detector. A gold pan is used to separate gold from sediment in riverbeds, while a sluice box helps to capture finer gold particles. A metal detector can be useful for finding gold nuggets and deposits.
You may also need a trowel, shovel, pickaxe, and other tools for excavation.