Prospecting & Detecting
Hunting for Hardrock: The Basics
December 2013 by Alex DolbeareExposed veins and outcroppings can be a great source for gathering good gold ore for processing. Veins and outcroppings do require a lot of work to free the ore from its earthen grip, but this labor can be very rewarding.
Easing around the bedrock ledges and rock hopping, Terry and I came out into the open and were looking at a nice run of bedrock.
Romancing the Rock
With the exception of well-established operators with proven reserves and years of field experience, the high price of gold brought a flood of speculators, con men, and real estate brokers into the mix who were not previously engaged in the gold mining market.
Finding Gold with a VLF Detector—Part II
It is this ability to hear and respond to the faintest of audio signals that I believe separates the best nugget hunters from everyone else.
On our fourth trip, we finally reached the top edge of the old hydraulic pit, and it was monstrous.
Ask the Experts
What are the tell signs of garnet deposits?
The Mystery of the Grand Summit Mine
I didn’t follow-up on this opportunity at that time, as I already had as much on my plate as I could handle, but the potential for this property has never left my mind.
It's Hard to Find Gold!
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Sierra County Gold—Part I • ICMJ's Annual Index • Ophir—Possibly the Best Kept Secret in Alaska—Part II • Gold in the San Francisco District Oatman, Mohave County, Arizona • Heavy Glacial Rocks and Gold in the Midwest • Strategic Metals—Part II • The Amazing Mineral Tourmaline • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
Legislative and Regulatory Update • It's the Bottom of the Ninth—And Not Just for California • Our 29-Troy-Ounce Golden Blessing