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Prospecting Adventures—Pure Gold

I often wonder if I would have felt the same about gold prospecting if my father had introduced me to it at a young age. Would I have the same passion and fascination that I do now? How much further along the learning curve would I be if...

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Looking Back


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Russian Plane Spills 3 Tons of Gold on Runway


Residents believe doré bars landed in a snow-covered area as far as sixteen miles from the airport and some said they will be searching the area after the official recovery

Proper Placer Sample Processing


...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.

Revisiting The Old Mini Patch


Today, the greatest gold rushes occur due to technological advances capable of discovering gold where it once was extremely unlikely or difficult.

Hard Rock and Placer Gold of Manhattan, Nevada


He found 5 to 7 feet of gravel containing half an ounce per yard. This started a rush of placer activity and several other shafts were sunk, with some large multi-ounce nuggets being found.

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