Prospecting & Detecting
Hard Rock 101: Advanced Micro Blasting
October 2020 by John Norman
They… create negligible fumes and much less fly rock than blasting. Below are some tips on maximizing your effectiveness with these tools.
On the Road
Heading to the sierra for another adventure! On The Road Again..
Prospector's Guide to Rock Breaking and Blasting
The holes were overloaded with explosives, but I didn’t know it. I was just a green mining engineer fresh out of school and told to watch as the experienced miners set the charge.
Cold Alaskan Gold—Part II
I decided to focus my attention on some exposed bedrock that was along a little stream only about 100 yards from our cabins. My very first pan full of gravel showed several nice small flakes that were just big enough to be picked up with my fingers. That first pan showed that indeed there was some very nice gold to be had here...
Panning on North Fork American Yields Good Gold
This second trip down was a challenge. It started in Colfax on the Stevens Trail, where the distance to the river is four miles with an elevation drop of about 1,000 feet.
Prospector Unearths Huge 'Duck’s Foot' Nugget
A retired gold prospector spent hours digging up his fortune in the northern goldfields near Kambalda, Western Australia, after finding the target with his metal detector.
Highbanking on the Feather River
A number of visiting gold miners were quite impressed with our operation and the amount of gold we had recovered in only three hours. No one usually likes digging and slugging buckets all day long, but we actually began to enjoy it after a few good...
Springtime Sampling In The High Desert
As the ground thaws and dries out and the warmth of spring starts to settle in, it’s time to start afresh with a new prospecting season.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Too early to build the crusher? • Ask The Experts - Time for small mine exemptions • Ask The Experts - Should I be checking the culverts for gold? • Sniping for Gold—The Next Best Thing to Dredging • Now Is The Time For Exploration • Gold in Unlikely Places—And 'Eating Crow' • From Iowa to Alaska—How I Became A Gold Miner • Jamestown and Our Mother Lode Gold Rush Adventures • Why Assaying Placer Gold Deposits Doesn't Work • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Those Blasted Boulders! • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices