Prospecting & Detecting
Eolian Placer Gold
February 2012 by Gus PeppleyI would first like to mention that I am not a geologist. I have, however, spent the last 8 years intently searching for gold nuggets with a metal detector. I have found gold in numerous locations, and in several different types of gold deposits.
Hunches, Choices and Guesses
When you approach a location, even if you've been there before, you should consider all the factors and conditions present at the site. This includes both natural and man-made factors.
It's Another 'Ben Day'
I looked over and saw Ben on his knees, digging at the edge of the Manzanitas, almost underneath them. I thought back to the previous weekend when we were planning this trip—that day had been a “Ben day.”
Which Nugget Detector Should I Get?
The most commonly asked question in metal detecting is, “Which metal detector should I get?” People worry a lot about not getting the right machine. They do not want to waste their money and their time with the wrong metal detector.
Scouts New Mining in Society Badge
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
The Batteries Metal Rush
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
Successful Rally for Suction Dredge Miners in Idaho
Representative Paul Shepherd stopped by, and Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik dove with one of the dredgers so he could see for himself that no harm was being done to fish or their habitat.
Proven Strategies for Detecting Gold
I’m sure we all have, at some point in time, gone out detecting and ended up not having the success we thought we would have. Here are some helpful game-changers that work for me and may work for you, as well.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts - ...Worth further investigation? • Ask the Experts - Processing sulfide ore without mercury or cyanide. • Regarding "Good Assays and Bad" • New "Employment" Category • 4 Keys to Successful Nugget Hunting • A High Price to Pay • All the Gold Ever Mined... • The Basics of Geophysical Exploration • Targeted for a Tax Audit • Feds Order Closure of Idaho Mine • Trying Out the New Highbanker • A Gold Mine on a Washington Beach? • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
Ask the Experts - Old workings & tailings: What are my options? • Legislative and Regulatory Update