Prospecting & Detecting
Revisiting the Rocker Box
August 2016 by Alex DolbeareThe first location we worked was a small, dry ravine cutting through many mineralized zones in an area where some hard rock mining had taken place in the past.
Growing Up Gold
If you’re going to successfully detect nuggets you must not only know a little about finding gold and detecting, but you also need to know your own limits, have a dash of luck and a lot of persistence.
The Kern River
There are clubs with claims in the area and there’s a section of the river open to the public, but the rest of the area is claimed up so do your research first.
Reminder: Annual Claim Filings Due
Mining claimants who wish to retain their mining claims on Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands through the 2021 assessment year must pay a maintenance fee or file a maintenance fee waiver certificate on or before September 1…
Sierra County Gold—Part I
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
The Reason We Fight
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
The Unusual Forest Nugget Patch
This is the story of a nugget patch I’ve been working on that is a bit unusual. I won’t be telling you where it is located, but I will tell you how I found it and how I’ve worked it.
Weathering, Erosion and Placers
The big interest to prospectors thinking about the effect of erosion is not what might happen long into the future, but what they might find in the rivers later this summer when the water levels go down.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Can You Recognize Valuable Ores? • Follow Up to "Just One More Time" • The Highs and Lows of Drywashing • Successful Detecting Requires Attention to Detail—Part I • Panning for Gold on Canyon Creek • China Closing More Than 1,000 Mines • Habits, Procedure, and Where Is The Gold? • Exploring A Historic Lode Mine • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver
MMAC & PLP Update