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Chuck Lassiter
Chuck Lassiter is an avid gold prospector and mineral enthusiast, and author of the book “Midwest Gold Prospecting.” He welcomes questions or comments and can be reached via his website: midwestprospector.com 
Articles by Chuck Lassiter
Heavy Glacial Rocks and Gold in the Midwest

Over the years, I've noticed a pattern in the type of rocks associated with the best gold deposits in Midwestern glacial gravel.

December 2013 (Vol. 83, No. 4)
Gold Dredging on Oregon's South Umpqua

Familiarizing oneself with an unfamiliar part of the country is often a requirement of successful gold prospecting. In the pursuit of gold, it may become necessary for a prospector to branch out into new hunting grounds.

November 2012 (Vol. 82, No. 3)
All the Gold Ever Mined...

If you have been prospecting for any length of time, then you have probably heard something like, “All the gold ever mined would equal a cube 60 feet on each side.”

February 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 6)
Where to Find Gold in Indiana—Part II

Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.

January 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 5)
Where to Find Gold in Indiana

You might think that gold prospecting techniques are basically the same everywhere, and in many instances you’d be correct. Some geographical locations, however, due to their unique geological conditions, present unusual challenges...

December 2011 (Vol. 81, No. 4)
The Oregon Claim

When I started dredging a short distance downstream from that feature I realized that I was into a major paystreak and much of the gold was coming right out of the upper gravel. I could see the chunky pieces falling out of the gravel as they were pulled into...

December 2010 (Vol. 80, No. 4)
Glacial Gold in the Midwest

Although the potential for fortunes to be made from the commercial mining of this rich glacial gravel conceivably exists, so far no large mining company has shown any serious interest in it.

September 2010 (Vol. 80, No. 1)