Prospecting & Detecting
4 Keys to Successful Nugget Hunting
February 2012 by Chris RalphLots 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.
My Explosive Introduction to Gold Mining
My friend came walking in from the garage with what looked to me like a stick of dynamite. Chuckling, he said, “Have you ever been gold mining?”
In my head I was thinking, “Not at 3 am in the morning with dynamite.”
The Story Behind the Story
Anyone who has found a patch knows the difficulties involved. Those who haven’t can guess, and with any effort will soon realize it.
Gold Placers in Italy
Gold is a fairly widespread mineral in the Italian Alps and in the Northern Apennines. It is found both in primary mineralization and in past and recent floods.
'Outer Space' Diamond Headed for Auction
Black diamonds, also known as carbonado, are extremely rare, and are found naturally only in Brazil and Central Africa. The cosmic origin theory is based on their carbon isotopes and high hydrogen content.
Detecting Basics: Lose the Bad Habits Not the Gold
I will make the assumption that when any of you take a detector in your hand and head out prospecting for gold you are probably anticipating finding some gold. That’s the general idea, right?
Gold In The Midwest—Part II: Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio
In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.
The Mineral Range Districts of Utah
Most of the commercial mineral deposits are on the south and southwest part of the range between Minersville and Milford, though small amounts of gold and silver have also been found in iron-rich outcrops in the basalt to the south of Milford.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts - ...Worth further investigation? • Ask the Experts - Processing sulfide ore without mercury or cyanide. • Regarding "Good Assays and Bad" • New "Employment" Category • A High Price to Pay • Eolian Placer Gold • All the Gold Ever Mined... • The Basics of Geophysical Exploration • Targeted for a Tax Audit • Feds Order Closure of Idaho Mine • Trying Out the New Highbanker • A Gold Mine on a Washington Beach? • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
Ask the Experts - Old workings & tailings: What are my options? • Legislative and Regulatory Update