Prospecting & Detecting
Moore Creek, Alaska—Then and Now
June 2015 by Steve HerschbachThe gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
Extracting & Smelting Your Gold
Unfortunately, not all the gold that we prospectors find is pretty, or appealing to the eyes. They are not all nice, bright, shiny nuggets with lots of character that carry high collector value.
Talking Metal Detectors with Brent Weaver of Garrett
… I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Brent Weaver, Garrett’s chief design engineer to talk about gold-oriented detectors, how they work and how prospectors can get the most out of them.
Time Well Spent
Time is a commodity which if traded would dwarf the price of gold. Nobody has enough of it; we can’t make more of it; and whether squandered or spent wisely, once gone, it’s gone forever. To find gold we have to spend time.
Getting A Successful Start in Metal Detecting for Gold
Once you have a detector, learn how to use it and get out in the field—you can’t find anything with it in your garage.
Big Rock Gold
Fran, and I had made a practice of turning big boulders in gold producing areas to find some great rewards. Sometimes it was slow and frustrating, but in the end “We got the gold!”
Over the Divide: Retta Atkins & Darren VanHouten
The Gold Of Horseshoe Bend
And we eventually reached gold. It was a winding crevice of beautiful white quartz lined with small nuggets and loaded with fine gold. There were flakes and small granular pieces—there had to be a hundred or more.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Companion Gold • The Smell of Gold—Part I • A Few Tips and Tricks for Beach Mining • The Basics of Froth Flotation • Direct and Constructive Notice • Nome Offshore Dredging Creates Challenges • Mining Journal Wins Again! • The Montanore Copper and Silver Project • Family Wins Back Seized Gold Coins • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
Legislative and Regulatory Update • Update on MMAC & PLP