125 Years of Mining History in the Panamints
August 2000 by Frank Lorey IIITwo years after California's major gold discovery, another find was made in Ballarat, Australia. The news of the discovery went world-wide, and many of the California prospectors had heard plenty about Australian gold—especially the 2,284-ounce nugget found there.
From Hand Sluice to Dredge
Gold prospecting in Virginia: Like most prospecting greenhorns, I entered the gold prospecting hobby with a pan, a shovel and a hand sluice. It was January 2007, and I had just stumbled upon the hobby of gold prospecting while researching...
Melman on Gold & Silver
In our opinion, these dizzying up and down moves reflect not so much a change in the direction of hard data, but rather fluctuations in sentiment regarding the degree of danger relating to the overall international economic structure.
4 Keys to Successful Nugget Hunting
Lots of prospectors are trying out nugget detecting for the first time and finding out that it isn’t all that easy. In fact, in my opinion, metal detecting for nuggets is perhaps the most difficult form of prospecting that one can take on.
Resurrecting An Old Hard Rock Mine—Gold At Last!
We’ve been busy with a plethora of projects, all aimed at gathering gold into a pile big enough to brag about. We’re not there yet, but I’ll show you some of the interesting projects we’ve completed since we talked last.
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Warm Buttocks and Frozen Assets
Luckily, at about that time, I buddied up with a somewhat cantankerous, but very helpful, guy named Rod. He had become a local legend for his ability to consistently find gold.
Beryllium in Nevada
Before the world class beryllium deposits were discovered at Spor Mountain, Utah, in 1959, Nevada was the nation’s principal producer of beryllium. Whereas beryl, found in pegmatites worldwide, is fairly common, some of the other...
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