Prospecting & Detecting
Introduction to Meteorites
February 2015 by Mike LucasThe distribution of meteorites across the planet was, at one time, thought to be random and unpredictable.
The Value of Old Patches
Nuggets make for the best memories and this patch was just adding to mine. In the hours of daylight I had left, I worked from that nugget to the bottom of the patch, collecting eight more nuggets.
Detecting for Gold in Nevada
Within a few minutes I got my first signal and dug out a small flake about three grains.
Ask the Experts
What are the tell signs of garnet deposits?
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.
Prospecting Hard Rock
We panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
Indicators and Hillsides
The placer gold shows up in ground sluice areas, hydraulic pits, secondary channels and hillside diggings. It is coming down the hillsides from an ancient channel left high and dry millions of years ago.
Critical Minerals: Titanium—Part II
There are both hard rock and beach sand types of titanium deposits, but the hard rock deposits need to be at least 10 percent titanium while the beach sands often are economic with only two or three percent titanium.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Mining Community Loses A Great Leader: Gerald "Jerry" Hobbs • Suction Gold Dredge Miners Win On Federal Preemption • Metal Detector Testing Methods • The Silver, Gold and Gemstones of Candelaria, Nevada • Mining for Non-Geologists Field Trip Offered by GSN • Gold in The Silver Crown District, Wyoming • Prospecting for Surface Flood Gold Placers on Low and Intermediate Gradient Streams • Money In, Money Out • Melman on Gold & Silver
Legislative and Regulatory Update • Uniting The Small Miners