Prospecting & Detecting
How Rich Must My Ore Be?
May 2021 by Chris Ralph
How rich does a hard rock ore have to be for it to be worthwhile to process and extract the gold?
Placers Directly Associated with Lode Deposits
Placers that are directly associated with lode deposits are sometimes overlooked and may have good potential for those who are willing to search for them.
Falcon Fanatic: Journey of a Novice Detectorist
My first day using my pinpointer I detected an area where the fellas’ big guns had swooped in and cleaned up all the “big gold” and I got over sixty tiny pieces of gold.
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...
Following the Clues
It took me awhile before I finally got a nice mellow signal. My nugget turned out to weigh in about two dwt (pennyweight). Over the next few hours, we all picked up a few more nuggets apiece.
Tips for Detecting Nugget Patches
Police Urge Author to End Treasure Hunt
The plea from State Police Chief Pete Kassetas follows what authorities believe is the latest death related to the effort to uncover Forrest Fenn’s treasure.
Tips and Tricks: How to Make Your Own Gold Bars Without Burning the Place Down
You find yourself with a bucketful of concentrates that you have accumulated over the season and consider the logical next step: to reduce the bucket of cons to a gold bar. Where do you begin?
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - What is oxide gold? • Ask The Experts - Can you recommend settings for a Gold Bug 2 in Vermont? • Ask The Experts - Where can I market my gold property? • Ask The Experts - Is there a detector for locating fine gold? • Pinpointing for Gold • Commercial Blaster Training • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: All Shook Up • The ABCs of XRF • Gold Circle (Midas) Gold District • How to Find Prospects That Others Missed • Gold 1822 Half Eagle Fetches Record at Auction • Utah Tellurium Mine Creates New US Supply of Key Mineral • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices