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Picks & Pans: Tips for Nuggestshooting—How to Increase Your Gold Finds (Part I)

From a prospector's standpoint, the metal detector may be one of the most significant breakthroughs of the twentieth century. It is believed that the first metal detector was discovered accidentally in 1925 when a radio engineer...

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Placer Gold in the Ortiz Mountains


Gold from the Ortiz Mountains, New Mexico.New Mexico’s Ortiz Mountains rise in irregular volcanic peaks above the surrounding plains, or llano, some 30 miles northeast of Albuquerque and about 14 miles to the south of my home outside the state capital of Santa Fe.

Sierra County Gold—Part II


...we will continue our examination of the rich streams and mining districts, and then take a look at some of the big nuggets that have been found here.

Ask The Experts: Nickel assays


Q: Our group has found a nickel deposit in the Yuma, Arizona area that is similar to the one that you wrote about...

Town Hall Meeting in Sierra City, California


I was invited to attend a meeting on April 7 in Sierra City, between Forest Service officials and a group of concerned area miners regarding what the miners described as abuses by the BLM and local Forest Service officials.

Great Atlantic Resources


It was your correspondent’s privilege to accompany Great Atlantic’s management and geologic team on a journalist and analyst tour of their various New Brunswick projects during late June, 2012.

It Pays to Know Your Bedrock


On our last trip, we brought ropes and went down the first waterfall forty vertical feet, only to be confronted by a second, sixty-foot-high, overhanging waterfall that emptied into a slot canyon.

Can You Recognize Valuable Ores?


The process of recognizing ores all starts with being able to recognize some basic minerals and knowing what hard rock ore looks like in the districts where you prospect.

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