Prospecting & Detecting
Prospecting Australia—Part III Anatomy of a Nugget Patch in Western Australia
December 2011 by Chris RalphOne of the most memorable nuggets I found in Australia was detected on the very last day that I was out prospecting. I was going along swinging my coil and I came across a blaring loud signal that almost blew my ears off.
How to Upgrade Your Pocket Plunger
These three simple upgrades, when taken together, will considerably increase a pocket plunger’s magnetic pull and make it less susceptible to breakage.
This past summer, a two-week adventure in Alaska and other gold prospecting trips turned out to be some of my greatest life experiences.
Huge California Nugget A Hoax
Sanders claimed he used ground-penetrating radar to survey his private property in Nevada County, California, and uncovered the chunk of gold with a backhoe when he was following up on one of the anomalies found by the radar.
A Great Day On The Feather River
Mike and Machael dug in just downriver of that boulder pile and right away found good color and a few small pickers.
Gold Placers in Italy
Gold is a fairly widespread mineral in the Italian Alps and in the Northern Apennines. It is found both in primary mineralization and in past and recent floods.
Hard Rock Prospecting With Rusty
It's Not Always El Dorado
This was “pocket” country. All around were “pockets” that had been hand dug by old and new miners.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Ask the Experts—Looking up mining claims on the Internet • Ask the Experts—Access to mining claim across private land • Ask the Experts—Best way to identify calaverite and sylvanite • Legislative and Regulatory Update • WSGS Releases New Geologic Maps • Prospecting on the North Yuba • Yesterday's Gold—Today's Mine • Nevada Miners: Check Your Claim Markers • Managers at Fault for Two Deaths at Meikle Mine • Cold Water Gold • River Dredging vs. Creek Dredging—Part I • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
Ask the Experts—How do you determine how far a piece of gold has traveled in a stream? • Where to Find Gold in Indiana • Testing Ores for Free Gold