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Prospecting for Silver With a Geiger Counter

Light-colored volcanic tuff or tuffaceous sandstone often contains small amounts of uranium, enough to be detected with a sensitive radiation detector. Sometimes, the mass effect of the radiation is substantial.

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John Fremont and the Gold Mines of Las Mariposas


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VLF Detectors and the Effect of Mineralization While Nuggetshooting


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A High Price to Pay


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Going Over Old Ground With Newer Technology


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