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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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Alaska: Kodiak Islands Mineral Resources


The fresh material is worked and concentrated by the waves on the flat, wide beach platform. The waves wash away the lighter minerals, leaving the heavies near the bluffs and in depressions on the beach.

Maitland Bar Nugget to Go On Display


The box sat in a hallway and employees began using it for impromptu cricket games, no knowing what it contained.

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Tips for Detecting Old Hydraulic Pits


There are several counties around Shasta County that offer very good gold detecting. Many of these locations are old hydraulic pits. While detecting these old pits over the years I have come up with some ideas on how to go about hunting them.

So Where's The Gold?


...we finally got back to this exploration effort. The old works there were up above the old camp, which was very significant in size.

USGS Reports Increase of Imported Minerals


Since 1993, US reliance on imports of raw and processed materials of mineral origin has increased more than seven fold.

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