Ask the Experts: Recommended Reading—Part I
February 2004 by StaffWe asked several writers and professionals to recommend their favorite books or publications that they thought would benefit prospectors and miners. Each recommendation is followed by a rating of beginner, intermediate, or advanced prospector or miner, or a rating of “general” (for all levels).
Several years ago one of the most important persons on the American political scene was Ross Perot, an independent candidate for President. His favorite campaign theme was railing against (NAFTA) and his claim was that...
It’s accepted knowledge that wet methods will recover more fine gold than dry methods and processing the gravel as a whole will get more gold than only using a metal detector. The question is how much more?
The first location we worked was a small, dry ravine cutting through many mineralized zones in an area where some hard rock mining had taken place in the past.
• "...too many take the easy way out..."
• " Gold in Arkansas" was especially helpful to me.
It was late October 1850, and, as the story goes, George McKnight was rushing along trying to round up his cows when he stumbled. He was not a happy man as he kicked the fist-sized rock in disgust. The disgust changed quickly to interest...
I probably swung over a few targets without noticing them. My first target came about ten minutes later as I went over a part of the high bench in this wide section of the dry wash.
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