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R. V. Larson
R V "Bob"  Larson is avid prospector and Author of Gold Prospecting—The Ultimate Adventure.  He has secured mining properties for several Canadian junior mining companies and done custom claim staking in Washington, Nevada and Arizona.  His search for the big one continues. 

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Articles by R. V. Larson
Creating Your Own Luck

Now that you are actually going to be out there doing some prospecting, I may be able to help.

April 2014 (Vol. 83, No. 8)
Highbanking at the 144

My third sample location proved to be my last and most interesting. I needed to look no further.

October 2013 (Vol. 83, No. 2)
The Wisdom of Mark Twain—And Tales of Cheating the Unwary Prospector

I (enjoy) Twain’s description of a gold mine, “A hole in the ground with a liar at the top.” Some humor here? You bet, but I’m sure he meant it to be a real eye opener as well.

June 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 10)
That Something Extra

The something extra is adventure. I thank God for my gold fever. It has made so much of this adventure possible and caused my path to cross with many persons who have left fond memories indelibly imprinted in my memory.

July 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 11)
Wealth Beyond Your Wildest Imagination

“Wealth beyond your wildest imagination.” Those were the words that were used to inform me of how much gold was in a paleo channel that exists beneath the present channel of the Similkameen River in the State of Washington; words that have echoed in my mind for the past sixteen years.

September 2012 (Vol. 82, No. 1)
One Question, Forever Unanswered—Did He Really Find the Gold?

This was one of those stories where you have no doubt that the person telling it believes it to be true. But was it?

May 2011 (Vol. 80, No. 9)
The Preacher of Sheeps**t Flats

It seemed that the preacher always gave the same answer to anyone who asked where his gold had come from. His answer was, “If you know your gold, you can find it. However, you will have to find it the hard way, the way I found it.”

September 2011 (Vol. 81, No. 1)
Evolution Of A Gold Prospect

The adage of, “The harder I work, the luckier I get,” has profound meaning, but it doesn’t always apply to prospecting.

November 2011 (Vol. 81, No. 3)
Highbanking on the Similkameen River

In digging the gravel, I found there were three flood layers present that were not there last winter, with about a foot of sand on top of the gravel. This was followed by eight inches or so of small rock and lots of broken granite material...

March 2010 (Vol. 79, No. 7)
Prospectors & Attorneys

It is a fact that when most prospectors hear the word attorney they make the sign of the cross and run for cover. I understand all that, but there does come a time when we must face the facts. Sometimes we need them.

May 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 9)
Flood Stage—The Key to Reading a River

We knew what to do—we moved our project far enough from the river to escape the two hundred foot shoreline rule. If the old man had been right we could do this and still be over the loop of pay dirt.

September 2009 (Vol. 79, No. 1)
Mining the Old-Timers

“They’re taking it to the grave with them.” These words came from my Canadian mining partner when we discussed what he had learned from an elderly gentleman in a nursing home. While that particular visit was not very successful, we had a number of others that worked out far better.

June 2008 (Vol. 77, No. 10)