Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!

Magazine

Prospecting & Detecting

Libby, Montana Prospectors Keep Tradition Alive

Located 23 miles south of Libby, the land surrounding the Libby Creek area has been of interest to prospectors since the early 1860s, when it was home to up to 600 miners working at a camp known as Libbysville.

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

Pinpointing for Gold


This rock had been with a family for many years and they were cleaning up an old workshop that had lots of minerals and miscellaneous “ore” samples.

Iron Minerals, Your Detector and Gold


It’s worthwhile for the prospector using a metal detector to know a little bit more about the association of iron and gold as well as how iron minerals affect your metal detector.

Mother Lode Leaf Gold


After removing about six inches of dirt and cobbles, the sound was a bit more recognizable. I was now confident that there was a definite target and not just a ground noise.

Search Coils and Techniques


This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.

Gold Prospecting With LiDar


LiDAR Opens a New Window to the Earth

The Essence of Gold Prospecting


When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.

Diamond Prospecting in Indiana


My first personal experience with placer diamonds was on a gold prospecting trip in Indiana about 8 years ago, when a fellow prospector was cleaning his gold concentrates.

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Ask The Experts - Would a platinum nugget contain all the PGMs?   • Ask The Experts - Can you clarify how many minerals I need to identify to be successful?   • Ask The Experts - Were there any productive mines where there were no contacts?   • Commercial Placer Mining: Alaska Style   • Indicators and Hillsides   • Surviving the Unexpected   • Gold Placers of Southern California   • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Throwing Away Thousand-Dollar Hot Rocks   • 3D-Printed Tools for Prospecting   • Colorado Miner Sues EPA Over 2015 Spill   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
Legislative and Regulatory Update   • PLP Update

Advertisements

Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue