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Guinea Africa: Gold, Ebola, and A Monkey Barbecue

Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.

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California State and US National Panning Championships


Over 200 panners competed in this two-day event to decide who was the best of the best.

Gold Placers in Italy


Gold is a fairly widespread mineral in the Italian Alps and in the Northern Apennines. It is found both in primary mineralization and in past and recent floods.

Modern-Day Claim Jumping


We soon found that our discovery post and other claim markers were gone and replaced with new posts and a notice of location with an earlier date than had been on our notice of location.

An Alaskan in the Lower 48


Our destination was some old hydraulic workings where the old miners had washed literally mountains of material away to expose gold in ancient river channels.

The Winning Hand


The operation and techniques employed are highly successful in producing free gold with minimal work involved while maintaining an environment protection process through the use of recycled water and a settling pond.

Shallow Water Crevicing Can Bring Big Rewards


Shallow water crevicing or sniping can produce gold if you’re persistent, a hard worker and lucky. It’s nice to have a snorkel, wet suit and goggles. The best practice for success, in my humble opinion, has always been to determine the best gold location and then figure out how to capture it.

The PIGMI—a DIY Crevice Tool


I’ve had great success using it to gather gold from crevices. I’d like to share the design with all of you gold miners reading this article and hope that you get as much satisfaction building and using it as I did.

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