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Locating a New Nugget Patch

Finding a new spot that is rich in gold, but has not already been exploited by other metal detector operators, is a goal of many prospectors. Sometimes it takes a lot of looking and research to find such a place because a lot of prospectors are out there...

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Miners: Plan Ahead for Next Year's Taxes


Many well-equipped prospecting or mining operations, those with adequate, up-to-date equipment, have discovered a secret: Uncle Sam, in the form of our tax laws, is eager to pick-up a portion of the tab for acquiring and modernizing the equipment necessary to operate a successful mining operation business.

Melman on Gold & Silver


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Prospecting Homonyms


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Proposal Submitted for Lab at Homestake


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The Rest of the Story—Detecting With Ray Mills


Ray followed up by detecting the same area and I was happy to see that he did not find any good targets in the same line. So far so good.

Pocket Gold in Gneiss


Metamorphic rocks such as gneiss and schist are known for their pocket gold deposits. Such pockets may not be large enough for major mining operations, but may be very rewarding for individuals or small companies. Gold-bearing quartz veins may cut gneiss or schist, but often the veins parallel the bedding, or foliation. The origin of mineralized veins, which parallel the foliation, has been kicked around for years.

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