Professional Equipment for Serious Detectorists!

Magazine

History & Geology

Can You Recognize Valuable Ores?

The process of recognizing ores all starts with being able to recognize some basic minerals and knowing what hard rock ore looks like in the districts where you prospect.

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

Round Mountain, Nevada


There are a number of veins in the disseminated mineralization, but the principle ones on Round Mountain are known as the Los Gazabo and the Keane.

Gold in The Silver Crown District, Wyoming


When my field assistant Jay Roberts and I entered the mine, it appeared as if someone just walked out of the mine, turned off the lights and never returned.

Gold Deposition and Gradients of Placer Streams—Part I


When placer miners from the gold rush era began experimenting with the slope of their sluices, they must have pondered the ideal slope for trapping gold in a creek bed too. Logic suggests the same is true for streams...

Liberty and the Phoenix Mine


Liberty, Washington is located in the mountains near Yakima and Ellensburg. There is nothing much in Liberty except for about 20 houses on patented mining claims and a lot of dry holes.

The Downieville Gold District


Many locals are just waiting for California to allow dredging once more, especially with the current gold prices. There are still plenty of good opportunities for prospectors in this area, just as it has been for so many years.

Nevada's Silver City Gold District—Part I


The name Silver City is quite ironic as it doesn’t really fit the area’s metal production. The area encompassing the Silver City district is a great, stand-alone gold district, where the production value of gold has been much more than that of silver. Since the initial discovery of gold-bearing veins in the mid-1850s, the area has been a center of continuous small and large-scale gold production.

Placer Mining At Chititu Creek, Alaska


There is reason to believe these stream valleys are still rich with gold, silver and copper.

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Legislative and Regulatory Update   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Revisiting the Rocker Box   • Follow Up to "Just One More Time"   • The Highs and Lows of Drywashing   • Successful Detecting Requires Attention to Detail—Part I   • Panning for Gold on Canyon Creek   • China Closing More Than 1,000 Mines   • Habits, Procedure, and Where Is The Gold?   • Exploring A Historic Lode Mine   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices   • Melman on Gold & Silver

Free:
MMAC & PLP Update

Advertisements

Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!
Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue