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R.E. Divine
Bob is a writer, artist and small business consultant, and is retired from the Department of Defense. He has been prospecting since the mid-90s in areas from Baja on up to Alaska. He welcomes questions or comments via email.

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Articles by R.E. Divine
Who Says You Have to Own a Claim to Find Gold?

Most of us know making a profit as a small-scale miner is difficult; however, sometimes we combine luck with a little skill and bring home a few ounces of the yellow stuff.

April 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 8)
Desert Drywashing

I thought I’d try something totally different—a large area of small material tailings. After about an hour of digging and test panning we both had more gold than all the other digs combined.

February 2010 (Vol. 79, No. 6)
Bigger Is Not Always Better

I stayed on the nozzle (about 25 pounds) and Dave moved rock. We worked the hole for two and a half days. Most of the time was spent moving overburden.

October 2009 (Vol. 79, No. 2)
The Memorial Day Nugget

After picking up a large grey rock, ready to discard it, I immediately noted it was extremely heavy. My eyes started getting bigger and bigger as I wiped off the surface dirt and moistened it—the color yellow started showing.

August 2009 (Vol. 78, No. 12)
Picks & Pans: The Trophy Hunt

Out of the frying pan and into the fridge! I just returned from the trip of a lifetime—Ganes Creek, Alaska. It all started back in November of last year when Steve Herschbach announced the Clark/Weize Mining Company was going to offer up...

August 2002 (Vol. 71, No. 12)