Professional Equipment for Serious Detectorists!

Magazine

History & Geology

Fabulous Florence—The Golden Town of Idaho

In September 1861, on a round-about prospecting journey homeward, five California gold miners discovered gold in the area now called Florence. While watering the horses, one of the men noticed a golden color on a piece of slate bedrock in the stream...

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

The Bawl Mill


• Do as I say, not as I do...
• By the numbers...

Jadeite in California


...two jadeite locations in California have been thoroughly researched by geologists. There are no doubt others that lie in wait.

Nevada's Lithium Boom


When prospecting for lithium, after confirming for macro attributes through research and field work, including examination of surface geology, the main tool is an accurate lithium assay.

Flood Plain Gold Deposits—What Are They Really?


We just completed a trip to another river, and yes, there was definite movement and redistribution of gravels, and other prospectors have seen this as well.

Why Haven't They Mined This Claim?


Improvements in mining equipment and techniques, along with a higher gold price, make many mining properties profitable today that may not have been in the past.

Mining Pegmatite Deposits


With successively lower temperatures as the water mixture cools, new sets of minerals are formed and many of those stable at a higher degree of heat became subject to alteration as the temperature progressively moved lower.

SS Central America Gives Up Millions in Gold Rush Era Gold


A treasure-seeking young man whose name will forever remain anonymous made the months-long journey either over land or by sailing ship to California after word spread about the gold strike in 1849.

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Ask the Experts: gold per ton; improving assay method   • Bering Sea Gold—Part II   • Tucson Show Marketing   • Ganes Creek Hits 10 Years—Part I   • Arizona's Vulture Gold Mine and Lost Dutchman   • Critical Metals: Copper   • Replacing Your 12-Volt Pump   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
Legislative and Regulatory Update   • Ask the Experts: Ionizing mercury   • El Tigre—Unlocking Values in Tailings to Jumpstart a Mine

Advertisements

Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!
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