Prospecting & Detecting
Guinea Africa: Gold, Ebola, and A Monkey Barbecue
November 2014 by Bryon TolleDoubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
Breaking Rock the Old School Way
Prospectors have many reasons why they might want to break rocks. These include dividing up a specimen too large to carry.
Ancient River Channels of Trinity County
Trinity County is located in the far northwest corner of California and stirs up many different memories for those who have been there.
A Trip Down the Yukon River
My girlfriend Beth and I decided to take our canoe down the Yukon and do some gold dredging...
Glacial Prospecting Basics Part 1
Following Clues to a Lost Gold Deposit—The Northern Extension of the Cedarberg
Last month, in “Following Clues to a Hidden Gold Deposit,” I ended the article with the direction that we were on the hunt! We were getting prepared and ready to roll with our detectors, then snow came, and lots of it. We had already found the seam diggings mine on the mountainside in wild, rough brush and trees. It had been well hidden.
Ask The Experts
Can a metal detector be used to find limonitic gossan material?
Do Gold Nuggets Come Out At Night?
There were many small gold placers found and worked in the deserts in the old days, which had then been pretty much forgotten about. We all tried to be the first to re-discover these spots.
The Bawl Mill • Gemstones to Die For • The Dredge Report • Geobotany: Plants Associated With Mineral Deposits • The Hunt for Remote Canyon Gold • Why Did This Silver Mine Close? Pt II • A Golden Summer • California State and US National Panning Championships • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
Legislative and Regulatory Update • What Can I Do to Save My Mining Rights?