June 2017 by Gary C. Earle
He excitedly told me he was going mining and wanted to know where he should go, how to do it, and so on. After he calmed down, I got excited. “I need to go!” was my response.
Fran, and I had made a practice of turning big boulders in gold producing areas to find some great rewards. Sometimes it was slow and frustrating, but in the end “We got the gold!”
Every year I go through this and every year it becomes more difficult to find new territory that is available for us to prospect. Is there anywhere that hasn’t been worked?
Over the years, I've noticed a pattern in the type of rocks associated with the best gold deposits in Midwestern glacial gravel.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.
When I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
What are the tell signs of garnet deposits?
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts: What indicator rocks should I be looking for in northern Nevada? • Ask The Experts: What to do with scheelite • Ask The Experts: Small-scale drilling • Quartzsite Gives Up Some Big Gold • Prospecting After Winter Storms • How to Stake Your Own Claim—Researching Mining Claims • The Birthday Nugget Patch • MMAC Update • The Goldfield Mining District, Nevada—Part I • Volume is the Key to Success • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices