Professional Equipment for Serious Detectorists!

Magazine

Prospecting & Detecting

Exceptions to the Rules: Re-Thinking Prospecting Rules of Thumb

Looking at the exceptions to the basic rules is sort of an advanced prospecting discussion, but the readers of ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal are plenty able to handle it.

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

My First Carolina Nugget


On my weekends off I spent many hours dredging the Second Broad River from Cane Creek Road up to the headwaters. I used a three-inch dredge with air and graduated to a five-inch with air.

Who Jumped Whose Claim First?


At this point, stress raised my blood pressure and I was figuring out escape routes through the brush, but thought it best to continue the conversation.

Fine Gold Panning Without Using Mercury


The technique I will describe is a much safer alternative and it works. It’s a fine-gold panning technique that eliminates the need for mercury amalgamation of most placer samples.

Prospecting for Surface Flood Gold Placers on Low and Intermediate Gradient Streams


Sample panning is a very important method used to find the richest parts of a flood gold deposit before setting up equipment and running material.

Detecting Old Pocket Diggings


Looking around, I could tell that this was an old hand-digging. As I walked around the perimeter of the digging I could see shovel and pick marks scratched on the clean, hard clay and bedrock.

Gemstones to Die For


Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.

Gully Prospecting and Mining


This article is about our recent gold prospecting adventure, which has yielded over 20 ounces of specimen gold—with more to come.

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Ask The Experts - How do I separate gold from broken glass?   • Ask The Experts - Can I get some tips on filing a mining claim?   • Ask The Experts - Metal detector discrimination can be beneficial   • Ask The Experts - Can I crush ore on my BLM claim and still be a small miner?   • Gold In The Midwest—Part II: Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio   • 21st Century American Gold Rush: Rare Earth Elements   • Prospecting The East Fork San Gabriel Canyon, Southern California   • Hit the Slopes to Find More Gold   • Sixteen to One Gold Mine: Unique Challenges and Potential Rewards - Pt I   • What About Palladium?   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
Legislative and Regulatory Update   • PLP Update: A Huge Win for Miners

Advertisements

Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue