Alluvial Gold River “Characteristics” I use in my designs for capturing gold. Is it possible?

It is for me. In fact I design all my GoldHarvester machines with my gold capture techniques and methods, based on what Mother Nature has taught me and continue to teach by my observations & experiences with them.

Mother Nature has her own ability to concentrate & capture gold. Find out how, highlighted in this mini-blog series 1 thru 7:  “Alluvial Gold River Characteristics”.

Can a river teach? Well maybe, maybe not but the reality is that Mother Nature creates, with God’s help of course, rivers, all things in them and their unique characteristics.

We can teach ourselves from observations of these rivers and the Artisan digger/panners who are years ahead of me in this intuitive ability. I tell all visiting geologists, you don’t discover anything; you just follow Artisan diggers who do, like me!

I’m a keen observer of nature and in particular gold bearing river characteristics. Gemstones can be a big side benefit if found in these same rivers during gold production. This has led me to design trapping methods & techniques within my GoldHarvester 20T & 30T models that also catch these stones. (Especially stones with a sg greater than 2.7; diamond-3.52, Sapphire-4.00, Ruby-4.00…..etc).

Let’s get to the points I use for designing my GoldHarvester line of gold getting machines. Rivers have common characteristics such as:

1. Water (most of the time unless it’s a dry gulch ravine/river that only flows during rain fall). See photo:


Alluvial gravel samples were taken from this dry river bed for gold content.

2. Volume
3. Flow velocity
4. Change of direction (I’ve never seen a completely straight river!), always!
5. Change in elevation, to make it flow (Or it would probably be a lake?), always. This is variable with steep or flat grades or both in same river.
6. Obstacles & Obstructions: (Many: under the surface-rocks/logs/roots….etc, at the surface-brush, foliage, tree branches….etc, at the sidewalls-steep banks, shear rock, trees…..etc, at the banks-sand, rocks, any soil…..etc, in the middle or anywhere` -sand/cobble bars, trees, roots
7. Water fall dams created by rock reefs especially gold lode vein rock that crosses the river perpendicularly to create a pond and a small waterfall, 1 meter or less with a trapping pool on the downstream side (a natural Hungarian riffle!) Some of the most lucrative rivers I’ve been on have these natural gold traps with jackpots of gold treasures on both sides of the crossing reefs. See these example photos of this river, 7 km long, that I waded with water up to my neck in the waterfall pools, 3 times:





This river has 23 reefs with 23 pools of gold and is very rich. It is a masterpiece example of waterfall gold traps within an alluvial gold river.

All of the above river characteristics 1 thru 7 can create natural aberrations (deviations) of water flow! These distortions can create low pressure zones that drop & trap gold or gemstones from weathered source reefs feeding these waterways!

I have waterfalls (drops) in my GoldHarvester 20T & 30T machines designs to drop and concentrate all sizes of gold & gemstones. This is one of my GoldMasterAfrica design features.

Much more on this subject: Aberrations of water flow, in my next few blog posts on how I create low pressure drop zones within my custom Gold capture techniques, methods and machine designs. All given to you in my website: www.GoldMasterAfrica.com and spelled out in detail in my book series:

“Alluvial Gold Mining Methods, Tips & Techniques”

Different ways of making money in the gold business!

A GoldMasterAfrica quote: “If you build a better Mouse trap, they will come for the cheese!”


The Gold Master Africa


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