I was just wondering what kind of equipment would be suggested for basic rock-hounding.

I currently live/go to school in the Keeweenaw (Michigan UP) and there are local mine dumps that I have visited once. On going back I would like to spend more time going through the area and am trying to make a list of economical equipment that I should take with. On my last trip I returned with a large chunk of quartz and several small pieces containing bits of copper just going over the surface by hand. If possible I'd like to stay under $50 but I'm not sure what to look for.

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