How to Get Started as a Gold Prospector
February 2008 by Chris RalphThe surging price of gold is attracting a whole new generation of prospectors who are looking to find a bit of natural gold out in the hills. It’s certainly a lot different than it was six or eight years ago when gold was stuck below $300 per ounce.
Even the best of metal detectors are only capable of seeing a certain distance down into the sand, gravel and rock of a placer deposit. Once all the gold that can be reasonably seen by a metal detector has been harvested, it can be difficult to...
It was round and I thought it was a dirty piece of lead shot, but after feeling the weight and giving it a spit-cleaning I knew I had one! Small as the nugget was, I felt happy and gratified for my little success
The 1994 Environmental Impact Report, along with additional information provided here, proves without a doubt that suction dredge miners contribute significant wealth to the economy of California.
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The approval, which affects 87 acres on the south end of Silver City, allows the company to move forward with exploration to determine the area's mining potential.
The prospects I found are known to carry heavy chunks of gold, sometimes in quartz, ironstone, or many times a rusty-looking type of shale covering.
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