Drywashing and Detecting for Eluvial Placer Gold Research is the Key to Success—Part I
September 2005 by Jim StraightHow many of you remember hearing or reading the phrase, “only a small percentage of the earth’s recoverable gold has been found?” This more aptly applies to large mining corporations having the means to develop and run large...
Making the Jump to Electronic Prospecting
After pinpointing and recovery, he had his first nugget of channel gold in his hand. This was also his first nugget with the new detector.
The Birthday Nugget Patch
Down around 10 or 12 inches I hit a large cobble that appeared to be one type of hot rock for this area. I thought bad things about the new technology until I checked the rock.
Nome Offshore Dredging Creates Challenges
The Alaska state government has been trying to keep up with and maybe even stay on top of the situation by studying the problems associated with rapid growth and how to solve them.
Picks & Pans: Crevicing & Sniping for Placer Gold
Even though there has recently been a decline in the prices for most of the precious metals, an increasing number of amateur prospectors are still finding that prospecting for precious metals is an exciting, enjoyable, and sometimes profitable occupation.
In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres—Buying the Pilot Mill
In 2005, my wife and I, along with our supervisor Horacio, made numerous business and supply trips from Arivechi, Sonora, to the capital of Sonora, Hermosillo. This is a distance of 135 miles along a very narrow paved mountain road.
The Kern River Gold Rush
The tall grasses of the rolling foothills of eastern Kern County, California, hide traces of what was once a major gold rush.
The little-known Sunnyside district in Cochise County, Arizona, is on the southwest side of the Huachuca Mountains, which reach elevations in excess of 9,000 feet.
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