Where to find gold in a River – river bends

Where to Find Gold in a River – River Bends

When a river encounters several bends gold can be deposited in a highly lucrative line, this line is called a Pay-streak. If you do not fully understand how and why these form you could literally be within inches of the gold and only find a few specks, however, if you do understand how and why they form you stand a much greater chance of coming home with significantly larger amounts of gold for a lot less work.

In the images and paragraphs below i will explain how and why bends in a river allow gold to accumulate into pay streaks.

How and Why a Gold Pay Streak forms

A gold pay streak will approximately follow the path shown in the image below, as you can see it forms above the waterline and in the sandbanks of the river –

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gold in river bends and paystreaks4

The reason why gold will take this path is because of the flow of water during a storm – a river that is running at its normal rate of flow does not have enough power and force to move gold from where it currently lies, it takes a substantial storm to do that. So lets increase the height and strength of the water to storm levels/high rate of flow –

 

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gold in river bends and paystreaks10

 

As you can see the sandbanks are now submerged beneath the storm force waters, now we can understand how they are actually created and why the gold pay streak can be found at this height. Now, lets pretend the storm waters are still flowing but we have to remove the water to show exactly whats going on beneath the surface that allows the gold to be shuffled into a pay streak –

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gold in river bends and paystreaks14

Now with the water removed i will show the actual flow that water takes and the resulting actions this causes on the riverbanks and the pay streak. As the water enters into the bends of the river it is forced to turn by the bends. Water, being a fluid, does not move in the way that we might expect it to. As it approaches the first sharp turn it creates a vortex and begins to spin, this causes several things to happen –

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gold in river bends and paystreaks20

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gold in river bends and paystreaks22

 

As the river continues further through the bends it also does the same thing at the next bend –

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gold in river bends and paystreaks28

 

This two separate pay streaks will also connect through the deep centers of the river –

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gold in river bends and paystreaks30

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