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Alex Dolbeare
Alex is a contributor to fishing and other outdoor magazines. He is also a small business owner. He has been an avid gold prospector since childhood, and his prospecting passions include hardrock mining, economic geology and fine gold recovery. He can be reached via email for any questions or comments.

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Articles by Alex Dolbeare
California Gold Adventure

All locations gave up some gold, but one particular section of exposed bedrock with steep, packed crevices kept giving us good, consistent results. We had found our spot.

January 2014 (Vol. 83, No. 5)
Reese River Silver Mining District, Nevada

The strike and the dip of the veins can be broken down into two categories: veins in the eastern area and along Lander Hill, and the veins in the southwestern portion of the district.

March 2014 (Vol. 83, No. 7)
Recovering Fine Gold with Oleophilic Adhesion

Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.

April 2014 (Vol. 83, No. 8)
Gold Prospecting in Gatesville, Indiana

Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.

May 2014 (Vol. 83, No. 9)
A Few Methods for Sampling Hardrock Deposits

With a little homework and a methodical approach to sampling, a prospector can determine if a deposit is worthy of more of an investment...

June 2014 (Vol. 83, No. 10)
Mining on the Comstock Lode

Even with the decades of mining and exploration, much of the Comstock is still underdeveloped and its potential not fully tapped.

July 2014 (Vol. 83, No. 11)
Making Adjustments to Catch Fine Gold

This fine gold that is so common is probably the most notorious for eluding our riffles and mattings.

November 2013 (Vol. 83, No. 3)
Hunting for Hardrock: The Basics

Exposed veins and outcroppings can be a great source for gathering good gold ore for processing. Veins and outcroppings do require a lot of work to free the ore from its earthen grip, but this labor can be very rewarding.

December 2013 (Vol. 83, No. 4)