Prospecting & Detecting
Strategies for Detecting Heavily Pounded Areas—Part III
June 2022 by Reese Townes
This helps me to see if there is a pattern taking place with where I am finding nuggets, and when I study the map layer with all of my pins marking nuggets, I can drop in new pins where I want to search the next day.
Following Clues to a Hidden Gold Deposit
Many years ago I was in the American Canyon. I remembered a few details about a placer deposit there, so we decided to make a trip down and re-check some of these old workings.
Where to Find Gold in Indiana—Part II
Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.
Paperwork Guy—A Cautionary Tale
I recently grew complacent, and it caused me to make a mistake that resulted in the loss of a mining claim. It brought my mining plans for the summer to a complete halt.
Police Urge Author to End Treasure Hunt
The plea from State Police Chief Pete Kassetas follows what authorities believe is the latest death related to the effort to uncover Forrest Fenn’s treasure.
Detecting the Fringe Areas
One prime example is an area that I have talked about in many of my articles. This is a very large area and I will actually describe its location again.
Twenty Minutes on a Five-inch Dredge
The first thing I realized was this was not a toy—this thing had power and I needed to really pay attention. I got into position, took a deep breath, and pushed that monster into the hard pack.
A Few Tips and Tricks for Beach Mining
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
The Bawl Mill • Why The Paper Change? • Ask The Experts - When do I use detector discrimination? • Ask The Experts - Is gold found in limestone? • Ask The Experts - Can pyrite crystals be the same color as gold? • How to Use BLM’s New Mineral and Land Records System • A Short But Productive Hunt • Blast from the Past: Jeff Casserly Tells His Own Story • Old Dog(Fighter), New Trick • Talking Metal Detectors with Brent Weaver of Garrett • EPA Recommends Against Reissuing Permit for PolyMet Mine • The Highs and Hazards of Desert Prospecting • Just Feel The Heft of It • Proposed Nebraska Mine Has Sizeable Deposit of Rare Elements • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver
Introducing ICMJ’s New Owners: Josh and Sherrie Reinke • Legislative and Regulatory Update • PLP Update