Professional Equipment for Serious Detectorists!

Magazine

Prospecting & Detecting

Prospecting and Mining Old Mine Sites

In some places valuable ores can be found within the waste material of mine dumps, sorted ore piles, and detrital vein matter at the surface. Though many of these old mine sites can be an excellent source of gold, not all are created equal.

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

Dry Washer, Wet System or Metal Detector?


I love to dry wash old nugget patches found by detector operators, and I have found my fair share of gold dry washing those areas. I have also found a few nuggets using a detector on the bedrock exposed by dry washing the patches.

Sampling for Success—Part II


The first and most important thing of the sampling process is to try to be as unbiased as possible. There is a natural tendency to select rock that looks the best—even unconsciously.

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.

Hard Rock 101: Blasting With Kinepak Explosives


Fortunately, there are products on the market that can address these problems and make a small-scale mining operation feasible.

Research and Fieldwork Yield Some Promising Gold


A week later, a small team of us hit it again, and this time the gold really showed up.

Miners Fight Back When BLM Says 'Your Claim Is Too Long'


BLM stated we had 30 days to amend our claim so that it fit within one 40-acre square or we would forfeit the claim.

Achieving Accurate Metal Detector Discrimination


Your odds of going home with gold will be higher using the discrimination mode, even if you might have misread one of the targets you rejected.

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Our Readers Say   • Ask the Experts: What type of wetsuit do I need?   • Prospector's Guide to Rock Breaking and Blasting   • MMAC Update   • Pros and Cons of Big Detector Coils   • Detecting Strategies for Heavily Forested Areas   • Mining Districts and Community Outreach   • Alaskan Gold Adventure   • Learning the Game and the Power to Change It   • Central Idaho Federal Employees Back to Work With Local Help   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices   • Melman on Gold & Silver

Free:
Legislative and Regulatory Update

Advertisements

Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue