- March 16, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
I have been getting a lot of small miners contacting me about the problems they face the most and one immediately stands out!
By Edward Mushaninga
It has come to my attention that there are individuals masquerading as geophysicists and charging as high as 2500usd a claim to carry out their so called geophysical surveys which apparently tell you the depth and grade of the reef/belt.
This is in fact not true! This is not what geophysicist do and what their machines show. They do not show the grade of the reef just by carrying out surveys. Only diamond drilling can show grade at those depths. Geophysical surveys are very useful if done by the right professional and qualified people. At times these fake geophysicists do not even use geophysical machines like a magnetometer etc but use detectors and claim that at such and such a depth you will find a belt with this much grade.
I have already spoken to two such victims who have now dug as deep as 30m and still have not found anything and have wasted time and money for nothing which is sad.
I have noticed that most scale miners rely too much on gold detectors, but detectors have their limits and are mainly useful for gold nugget prospecting. I would recommend small scale miners to do more sampling around their area, this is still one of the best methods of locating your high grade e.g random sampling or grid sampling can be used.
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