Prospecting & Detecting
Glacial Prospecting Basics Part 1
September 2022 by Matthew Hospodar
This article will focus on glacial deposits and some of my hypotheses regarding gold in the Midwest glacial area.
Your Guide to Prospecting in Alaska
Alaska is getting a lot of interest these days, not least because of all the gold prospecting shows on television. Hardly a month seems to pass without some new prospecting show being announced, and a couple of the most popular feature Alaska.
I Was Looking for Gold But I Found Jade
Excited for this first notable evidence, I returned to that riverbed, looking for another paystreak and obviously more jade.
The “Push” for Gold—The Great Nevada Adventure Continues
I got a signal but knew it was small. Still, I was very happy to find something. I continued and got another signal. Yes! A bigger nugget! Then I got another signal.
Swing and a Miss
A very good baseball hitter might get a hit roughly one time out of every three at-bats, but for prospectors often the results are much sparser and it may take many trips before the prospector hits a home run.
Selectable Frequency vs Multi Frequency Detectors
I like to think in terms of “conductive mass” because it is a combination of both the conductivity of the metal and the size of the target that determine how a detector sees conductivity.
Are Permits Needed For Highbanking In California?
...this contradicts the fact that mining claimants are considered landowners with exclusive rights to possess and use that claim, and miners have “riparian rights” on mining claims that do not require permitting.
Drywashing for Desert Gold—Part I
If you have a bad case of gold fever like me, then it’s nice to know that you can get some of that pretty yellow metal almost any time of the year, wet or dry.
Online 3D version Coming Soon • Geology of Placer Deposits: Reading a River • Grass Valley, Nevada City, Malakoff Diggings, Northern California • Let Nature Help • Electronic Prospecting: The Hunt for Coarse Gold • Gleaning for Gold Part 2 • PLP Update • Blast From the Past • Resource Maven