Double-D Coils and Their Place in the Goldfields
December 2009 by Gus PeppleyWhile gold nugget detecting with a pulse induction machine, most people will be swinging a mono search coil and will have their machine set in all-metal mode. However, the newer pulse induction machines can and will discriminate iron very effectively...
Picks & Pans: Family's Identity Forged Working Nevada's Gold
My mother stands in the desert, a hot wind kicking up puffs in the sand around her feet. She’s staring hard at the rusted buckets, weathered boards and mine shafts scattered throughout the sagebrush, concentrating, and I can tell she’s not really here. Not here now, at least. She is here 65 years ago. And this is not a long-abandoned ghost town at the end of a dirt road in one of Nevada’s endless stretches of nowhere.
Falcon Fanatic: Journey of a Novice Detectorist
My first day using my pinpointer I detected an area where the fellas’ big guns had swooped in and cleaned up all the “big gold” and I got over sixty tiny pieces of gold.
Where to Start: Advice for the Beginning Detectorist
Gold can show up in unexpected places at times, so I don’t like to tell people where not to look. An exception is where the gold is likely to be very deep.
The Oquirrh Mountains, Utah
...we will visit three dormant mining districts that lie in the Oquirrh Range in Utah. Some major activity that transformed the lives of thousands of people occurred here from the mid 1860s to the late 1990s.
Executive Defends Special Mill Site Exemption
Hardrock mining never would have happened in the United States if a recent interpretation of the nation's mining law had been in effect in the 1890s, a mining executive says.
Detecting A Trashy Area
Some prospectors would have assumed it was another shotgun shell, but in this case it was 17.6-pennyweight nugget!
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Small-Scale Mining, Milling and Recovery • Judge Rules Against Oregon Miner • Shirttail Creek • A Modern Gold Rush In Sudan • Melman on Gold & Silver
Golden Hope's Bellechasse Gold Project • Where to Prospect for Gold in Colorado • Strong Support at Suction Dredge Meetings