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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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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• BLM proposed budget asks for funds for mining restrictions
• Oregon bill 838
• California suction gold dredging update

Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part II Recognizing and Understanding Rock Formations (Petrology)


Rocks are an aggregate formed from the accumulation of minerals. Minerals form under various conditions, and when the minerals come together in mass, they form rocks.

Benefits of a Detecting Partner


“Metal detecting is not a social function.” So said a good friend of mine. And it’s true. But that’s not to say the benefits of having a prospecting partner don’t outweigh those of being alone.

The National Mining Hall of Fame to Induct Four


Ceremonies for the induction of four mining industry pioneers into the National Mining Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, September 13, 2008, at the Charles F. Barber Pavilion of the Museum Convention Center in Leadville, Colorado.

Gold Indicators—What to Look for in the Goldfields


Some of the items that I’m going to go over are outcroppings, ditches, exploratory trenches and contacts/surface materials. I am going to speak about each of the above items in as much detail as I can, and then towards the end of this article I will tie them together.

Over the Divide


Robert Joseph Dahlke
(1939 - 2013)

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