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Detecting Alone -- What to Look For

I figure there are a lot of new people out there who have the same question. I will try to give some answers that hopefully will give you more confidence in finding your own spots.

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The Smell of Gold—Part I


Some claim they can smell gold. This may be, but when I take a whiff of gold, I smell dirt, rotten eggs, garlic or just nothing: my nose is everything but sensitive.

All About Lead Minerals, Silver and Gold


Many miners know that lead is very commonly associated with silver values, but the truth is that it is also associated with gold values in many locations as well.

The Mid-Winter Nugget


Some of the gold is placer that was beat up as it traveled; however, quite a bit of the gold is pocket gold that is running along the surface in this area.

Buyer Beware! Counterfeit Metal Detectors


When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.

Gold in the Slate Creek Basin


In some areas these channels were thousands of feet wide, and just figuring out where you are in some of these diggings is a challenge.

Mining Pegmatite Deposits


With successively lower temperatures as the water mixture cools, new sets of minerals are formed and many of those stable at a higher degree of heat became subject to alteration as the temperature progressively moved lower.

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