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The Carter and Reynolds Gold Mines: Is There a Yet Unknown, but Mineable Gold Deposit Here?

The Carter and Reynolds gold mines were two of the earliest gold deposits to be exploited following the first discovery of gold in North Carolina in 1799, at the Reed gold mine. Both of these mines were worked to a limited degree between 1800 and 1900. The Carter mine is located approximately 3.0 miles east of Troy, North Carolina...

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River Dredging vs. Creek Dredging—Part II


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Detecting at Old Hydraulic Mines


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Mineral Deposit Trends: Real and Imaginary


One of the most important things prospectors do is work to figure out where to go prospecting. Along with understanding the basic geology and putting yourself in a favorable area, one of the things a prospector might consider in finding a location to search is the existence of mining belts also known as mineral deposit trends.

Hunting for Gold in the Quartzsite Area of Western Arizona


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Exploring The Historic Rand Mining District, Southern California


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