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Don Robinson

Don Robinson

Senior Writer

Don has over thirty years of full time mining, including underground and open pit placers, and hardrock under his belt. During these years, he served as a consultant, manager and superintendent of various projects, and he was also an assayer for Goldfields, Nevada. He has worked with multiple government agencies dealing with all aspects of mining.

Don co-founded the Mother Lode Goldhounds, a California non-profit minerals education corporation, serving as its president for many years. He’s continually involved in mining exploration and education. Don is also a California licensed blaster.

Don's website: www.donsgoldworld.com

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Return to Green Valley

Trails to Gold

Winter Prospecting

Setting Up A Placer Operation

Chasing Hard Rock Gold As A Placer Deposit

Pinpointing for Gold

How to Find Prospects That Others Missed

Gold in Unlikely Places—And 'Eating Crow'

California State & National Gold Panning Championships

Follow Up to "Just One More Time"

Just One More Time

A Long Dry Spell

California State Gold Panning Championships

Exploring Snakehead

Ask the Experts

California State and US National Panning Championships

The Hunt for Remote Canyon Gold

Gully Prospecting and Mining

Continuing Hard Rock Exploration

Prospecting Hard Rock

Research and Fieldwork Yield Some Promising Gold

Green Valley Reconnaissance

Prospecting for Gold at Green Valley

Wild and Scenic River Prospecting—North Fork of the American River

Idaho-Maryland Mine—History Restarted

Gold in the Slate Creek Basin

So Where's The Gold?

Fault Zones and Prospects

Prospecting Underground: Use Caution

Rediscovering Placerville, California Part II

Rediscovering Placerville, California

So, Where's The Gold?—Finding Gold Detectors Miss

Detectors Versus Pans

Hardrock Prospecting in El Dorado County, California

Prospecting for Hardrock Gold - "Eureka!" (Part III)

Prospecting for Hardrock Gold - Part II

Prospecting for Hard Rock Gold

Shirttail Creek

Working on the Bear River

South Yuba River Recreational Area

Prospecting in Northern Sierra County, California

Doc Livingston

Prospecting on Pickering Bar

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (P.L. 90-542, as Amended)

Selling Your Gold—Where To Start

Gold at Ponderosa

The Last Chance Mining District

San Francisco Mint and US Gold Reserves

The Mountain Gate Mine

Prospecting For Gold—The Osborne/Herman Hardrock Mine

The American Hill Mine

Dawson City and the World Gold Panning Championships

Searching for a Paying Hardrock Deposit

Miner's Cabin—Red Shack Territory

Exploring La Trinidad Mine

Relocating A Historic Vein

Slug Gulch

The Vore Mine

Pickering Bar Revisited

Hidden Treasure Mine—Foresthill Divide, California

Barnes Store and Yankee Jims

California State Open and US National Gold Panning Championships

Steven's Trail and the North Fork of the American

The Red Point Mine

Lost Canyon


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