Ask the Experts
November 2012 by Chris RalphHeading for Australia to metal detect for gold. Tips? Suggestions?
Not all of these slides and debris flows will produce results, but if you search for these while prospecting in your gold producing areas, then you can increase your odds of finding new gold.
Because quartz and gold may be deposited together across a considerable range of temperatures, not all quartz veins are the same, and there are several different types of gold-quartz deposits.
Many years ago I was in the American Canyon. I remembered a few details about a placer deposit there, so we decided to make a trip down and re-check some of these old workings.
Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.
This article will hopefully provide a few constructive hints on how to use your downtime during the cold winter and the wet spring to best prepare for the upcoming nugget-hunting season.
When everything is still dry, one of my favorite methods of prospecting is using a straw to blow out small cracks and crevices that dot the exposed bedrock along a stream.
Breaking cemented gravels
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • The Portable XRF Gun • Gold Dredging on Oregon's South Umpqua • The Struggle to Reopen Alaska's Largest Gold Mine • Prospecting With a Detector: Lessons Learned • The Rush to Treasure Hill • Tips on Crevicing for Gold • Using Google Earth and Other Maps • Proper Assaying of Placer Samples • Mining, Health Care & Taxes • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices