Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!

Magazine

Prospecting & Detecting

Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Tangling With A Desert Monster

It all occurred when Gus and I returned to a remote placer gold area where we had previously found really good gold. The problem was that it would take about an hour to walk through the desert to get to it.

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

There's a First Time for Everyone


...day one was like watching the Gold Rush television show. He furiously worked the nozzle in an up and down fashion that resembled Jack Hoffman sitting on a backhoe.

Drywashing in Black Canyon, Arizona


After the hike and a quick snack break we gathered a few buckets of material to really dial in the drywasher for the most efficient recovery. This involves leveling the unit, setting the riffle box drop angle and regulating the speed in which the material is processed.

Mud Men: Pocket Miners of Southwest Oregon—Part I


Rocks and minerals associated with clay seam gold deposits in southern Oregon are often in sedimentary rock units at least partially metamorphosed into argillite. They are also associated with mafic volcanic rocks, basalts and gabbro that...

Sharing Gold Fever with a Friend


While sitting there, I wondered if I should go over the hole again. I did and got a louder signal that turned out being about another twelve inches deep.

The Kern River


There are clubs with claims in the area and there’s a section of the river open to the public, but the rest of the area is claimed up so do your research first.

Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Man vs Paydirt


As I laid in my Jeep and tried to get some rest, I began to realize how tired I was. I felt like a little kid who walked around Disneyland for 12 hours with his parents.

Twenty-Five Gold Indicators You Should Know


I frequently get asked, "What should I look for when I am out prospecting that will tell me there are good amounts of gold present in the ground?"

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Ask The Experts - What is “flotation” and what type of assay do I need?   • Ask The Experts - Easier way to break down compacted clays?   • Ask The Experts - Where can I get geological maps?   • Ask The Experts - Is there gold under the old cobble piles?   • Ask The Experts - Can you help me understand the gold deposition in this area of Wyoming?   • Building A Portable Gold Mill   • Cherry-Picking for Gold Nuggets   • Using A Blasting Machine in Rock Breaking   • Another Prospecting Adventure: Coulterville   • Seven Important Attitudes for the Successful Prospector   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
Legislative and Regulatory Update   • PLP Update

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