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Possible Discovery Sparks New Klondike Gold Rush

...this time, instead of swarming over streams and gravel beds teasing out flakes of the precious metal, miners may have found the fabled and elusive mother lode.

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Picks & Pans: Red Mountain Planted Nugget Hunt


While there are many ways to conduct a planted nugget hunt, this article describes one way that several mining associations can get together and sponsor such an event. In this hunt, the Antelope Valley Treasure Hunter Society’s claim in the Randsburg Mining District was used as the huntfield. It was chosen because...

My Lucky Thirteen Nuggets


Even with my favorite top-of-the-line gold detector there were several false digs. Many of the hot rocks gave a solid signal that was too much like a nugget to ignore. After trying several tests I just dug everything because it is better to be safe than leave a big, deep nugget for a more diligent gold hunter.

Oregon's Measure 7 May Provide Compensation for Land-Use Restrictions


Opponents of Measure 7 warn that it will grow into a monster.

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Everything You Need to Know About Gold Wheels


The theory of making the gold wheel work is really very simple—classification. When all the materials introduced into the wheel are classified to the same mesh, the heaviest materials will be extracted...

A Few Prospecting Notes From Jim Straight


The article that appeared in the October 2002 Issue of ICMJ, “Confessions of a Professional Nuggetshooter,” by Lunk, is an example of how to use a “deep-seeking-type” metal detector to lay down a grid pattern to “mine” eluvial placer gold after prospecting and finding the first nugget as the locus.

California's Original Sixteen to One Mine


The Sixteen to One mine is located in the little town of Alleghany, 40 miles from Nevada City, in Northern California. It has less than sixty residents. The town sits at an altitude of 4,500 feet. In 1885, the town was named by a group of miners...

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