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A Gold Detector Sitting in a Closet Only Finds Dust—More Detector Tips

The diverse minerals, salts, and moisture, plus any halo effect, and old-timer trash, especially decomposing iron artifacts, are often found in any dry placer gold field and can really mask the “penetration powers” of a detector.

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Natural Crystalline Gold


The beauty of natural gold is widely appreciated by both prospectors and mineral collectors, but the pinnacle of beautiful natural gold specimens are the spectacular crystalline formations.

Melman on Gold & Silver


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A Rich Gold Strike at Scossa


The old mining camp of Scossa, in Pershing County, Nevada, was located 6 miles from the nearby ghost camp of Rosebud and approximately 20 miles northeast of the once famous mining town of Seven Troughs. Fifty- two-year-old Charlie Scossa was already a seasoned prospector from California when he went in search of another rich strike in the high deserts of northwestern Nevada in 1930.

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Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

The Fairbanks Goldfields


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