Drone Gold Prospecting – Can You Find Gold With A Drone?

Drone Gold Prospecting – Can You Find Gold With A Drone?

Gold Prospecting with a Drone! Can you really find gold with a drone? Let’s find out.

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Drones and Airspace

Visual line of sight aircraft operation


  1. Andy & Amys Arizona Adventures on June 5, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I think one important aspect for using a drone could be getting a view of those inside bends in a wash or checking if it looks dug up before you take a drywasher ect in..I have accidentally let mine drift out of sight a couple times, that return home feature came in really handy.You grow a hugh fondness for the little guy when it always returns after being lost☺ stay safe in this ridicules heat my friend.

  2. Diane Lewis on June 5, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks rod for the info.
    On drones.
    Take care my friend.

  3. GS Prospecting on June 5, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    cool video fam. keep them coming. GOLD SQUAD OUT!!!

  4. Ryan North on June 5, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    All of the comments of what the drone can’t do are incorrect generalizations. They may be correct descriptions of how you use your DJI Mavic Air 2 to collect either visible (RGB) photos or videos. The drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or umanned aerial system (UAS) is just a platform. I use UAS as deployment platforms for a whole range of sensors. At the most basic level you can collect photos or videos. The next step up is to collect photos on a predesigned pattern so that the images can be processed with photogrammetry software to generate orthophotos or digital elevation models (DEM). Automatic target detection algorithms can then be applied to the photos, videos, orthomosaics, or DEM to detect specific targets. The next step up is other sensor payloads such as infrared (IR), near infrared (NIR), hyperspectral, or multispectral imagers. These are used daily to detect and map geology and soil types. You could also use light detection and ranging (LiDAR) payloads for either topographic mapping, or analyze the reflection amplitudes to identify the surface materials. You can also deploy magnetometers from your UAS platform to either map geology or to locate ferrous metal targets. Metal detectors or ground penetrating radar (GPR) can be deployed from a UAS platform. Another sensor payload could be synthetic aperture radar (SAR). I have deployed all of these sensor payloads from the ground, from UAS platforms, and from full sized manned flight platforms. The prices are coming down a lot, but they are not quite to the hobbyist level yet.

  5. Rob Mart on June 5, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Hmm, if I used one maybe I would use it in conjunction with my topo map to make notes on how a ravine or wash seems to flow. Maybe if I find something interesting fly the drone in again to find the best way in or study more interesting areas. Definitely could see it’s usefulness on the beach. ☺ Just saying

  6. Andy & Amys Arizona Adventures on June 5, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    What’s the dome shaped nose cone on that drone? Looks like a way to give squirrels a rid😅👍

  7. elmagico711 on June 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Do you think one could use the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual with a Flir camera to shot hot spots on the ground indicating metal close to the surface? Could be gold or could be a old horse shoe.

  8. Piedmont Artifacts on June 5, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    I currently don’t own a drone but the videos are awesome , maybe map out washes and discover hidden ones. The line of sight thing would really limit what you could do. Here in Ga I prospect creeks and river and I would love to fly over one while it was flooding. Kenny

  9. Arkyhomesteader on June 5, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    A Drone can make a video isn’t that the same as finding gold?😊

  10. Bishop0178 on June 5, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    But they can give you a birdseyeview of the river. Showing you potential gold catches that are hard to spot on the ground. It gives me a picture of how the river runs. I just do that recreationally twice a year for 2 weeks. So it’s important for me to not waste time. I want to come with as much gold as possible and the drone has helped quite alot.

  11. shahin 23 on June 5, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    App name tell me please

  12. DIYDaveT on June 5, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Gold spray paint. Where is the thumbs down button?

  13. kolton crane on June 5, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Personally I think a lot of rules are just examples of the government being over bearing and over controlling. Like in some areas you technically could see for miles if you had a spotting scope so technically it’s within line of sight. If you personally have to be so close to a drone that’s pretty lame. There’s a mountain that’s in centra Utah and you can see Colorado some days hundreds of miles away. It’d be so cool to video at least from the mountain top to the desert ten miles away. I don’t see why it’s illegal. It makes sense to have drones illegal when there’s a forest fire and helicopters or maybe if you’re by an Airport but when you’re an hour away from any town and some days you may see nobody it makes ya wonder why have some laws that aren’t protecting nobody cause there’s nobody there. The chances of a drone falling out of the sky and hitting someone is like lightning striking somebody haha. My cousin on horse was twenty feet away from a lightening strike so I suppose it could happen but it’s like very rare.

    The other thing that upsets me if public land is owned by we the people why is off limits in many areas? Why is it illegal to even fly a drone in the Grand Canyon? It really makes me wish the federal government was smaller and states were more powerful like they used to be. Drones seem like a cool hobby but I’d probably end up breaking the law haha cause I’d want to video some cool stretches of land that would end up being out of sight unless if I could legally use a spotting scope.

  14. Metal Detecting Out West on June 5, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Good video. Been using the mavic air 2 for a few months also, love it. . I use it to make videos and spot old timer diggings, contact zones, quartz outcropping, ect. Have also been using different drones for a few years… come in handy big time.

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