Prospecting & Detecting
Emails Confirm--FBI Was Looking for Gold at Pennsylvania Dig Site
April 2021 by Associated Press
FBI agents were looking for an extremely valuable cache of fabled Civil War-era gold—possibly tons of it—when they excavated a remote woodland site in Pennsylvania three years ago…
A Day On The Yuba River
There weren’t as many pieces of gold, but what I did find was bigger. As I worked my way down towards the spot that I had been working the first three days, I noticed a large crack that crossed the river.
Gold Geochemistry: Where Does Gold Come From?
Prospectors often wonder why gold deposits in veins like it does. Why is one vein rich while another is barren, even though they are only a few hundred feet apart?
Getting Into Hot Water While Reclamation Dredging
Once I started dredging with heated water pumped into my wetsuit, I never went back to not having heat except late in the summer when the water is very warm.
3D-Printed Tools for Prospecting
…these two guys are part of the new hi-tech generation who review new technologies and are always looking for new ways to apply them in innovative fields!
Before I tell you what dredging backwards is, I’ll tell you why my team and I decided to give this very unconventional dredging method a try.
Prospecting Tales: Forest Service, Fires and Bears—Oh My!
I woke up on Sunday morning, August 10, to heavy smoke. I saw where it was coming from, but it seemed like it was a long way off so I thought I was okay for the time being.
California State and US National Panning Championships
Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - What is the “blue lead?” • Ask The Experts - Can an Ohm meter find gold in pyrite? • Ask The Experts - Can you tell me about this mining district? • The 10-Ton Boulder: Expanding Grout Demolition • How Deep Can That Detector Go? • Simple Mine Surveying With Basic Hand Tools • Dredging Do's and Don'ts • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Tuck and Roll • Preparing For The 2021 Mining Season • Drywashing for Desert Gold—Part III • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
Legislative and Regulatory Update • PLP Update • Administration Offers Up Conflicting Goals and Executive Orders