Let us help you recover valuable metals. 888-437-1187

Magazine

Prospecting & Detecting

Sold: 87-Ounce Nugget

A gold prospector in central Victoria, Australia stumbled across an 87-ounce gold nugget in early February 2015, after his wife told him to head outside to get some air. He had given up smoking a few weeks prior and was getting a bit “grumpy,” she told him.

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

Prospecting for Pegmatites


…in some cases pegmatites have produced individual mineral crystals that are enormous, attaining lengths of over 40 feet long, and many of the world’s largest mineral crystals are examples that were found within pegmatite deposits.

Prospecting Knowledge -- Pass It On!


I had two of the guys go down into the creek and each one picked out a small island of bedrock. I had them detect their piece of bedrock and then gave a critique to all on how they did.

Hard Rock 101: Breaking Rock—Part I


What do you do when you’ve located a promising deposit of gold or gemstones, but it’s trapped in solid rock?

Keep Watch for The Unexpected


As I have always done, I stashed those heavy black rocks in my pack and put them in the garden at home. They never were given a second thought until a half decade later…

Ask the Experts


Breaking cemented gravels

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.

Trip to “The Swamp” on Behalf of Small Miners


Besides the EPA issue, our major priority is to work on the proposed amendment to the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act (S 145), a bill proposed in the Senate by US Senator Dean Heller (R-Nevada).

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Legislative and Regulatory Update   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Dry Washer, Wet System or Metal Detector?   • Multiple Use Lands, Symbiotic Relations and Conflict Resolution   • Enrichment of Mineral Deposits by Weathering—Part II   • Vendors Announced for Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit   • The Tombstone Silver-Lead District, Arizona   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
How to Stake Your Own Mining Claims—Part II   • MMAC & PLP Update

Advertisements

Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!
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