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New Study of the Formation of Nuggets—Part II

Last month we took a look at the origins of coarse gold nuggets and the results of some new science about how they form. This new information pointed out that many nuggets once thought to be of secondary origin are formed under hot conditions...

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Twenty Minutes on a Five-inch Dredge


The first thing I realized was this was not a toy—this thing had power and I needed to really pay attention. I got into position, took a deep breath, and pushed that monster into the hard pack.

The Baja Gold Rush of 1889


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Determining the Amount of Gold in a Quartz Specimen


Many prospectors who find specimens of rich quartz with visible gold often wonder about the gold content of their specimens. Pieces with significant visible gold can sometimes be found at hard rock mines, by prospecting...

Ask The Experts: Equipment to break up heavy clay


Q: I am looking for a “trommel machine” that doesn’t separate anything but clay slurry from rock hard clay.

Ask The Experts: How many claims can I file in Arizona?


Q: I plan to be filing as the sole owner of the claim. How many claims can I file for and what would be the size of claim(s)?

Swing and a Miss


A very good baseball hitter might get a hit roughly one time out of every three at-bats, but for prospectors often the results are much sparser and it may take many trips before the prospector hits a home run.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• The good, the bad, and the ugly
• California and Oregon dredge permits

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