Prospecting & Detecting
The Coolgardie Gold Mining Camp of Southern California
August 2020 by Dan Stanton
The area was mined intermittently from around 1900 to 1915, but was also mined in the late 1800s, with a total output valued at about $100,000, which is around $9.5 million at the current gold price.
My Great Nevada Adventure
Exceptions to the Rules: Re-Thinking Prospecting Rules of Thumb
Looking at the exceptions to the basic rules is sort of an advanced prospecting discussion, but the readers of ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal are plenty able to handle it.
Imagining the Ultimate Prospecting Adventure
I recently found myself wondering what would be the ultimate prospecting adventure. What would be the most amazing thing if I had no restrictions or limitations?
Forrest Fenn Treasure Chest Finally Found?
Fenn posted photos of what he claims is the long-hidden chest and its contents after it was found, though some believe the whole thing was a hoax because he refuses to identify the finder.
Benefits of a Detecting Partner
“Metal detecting is not a social function.” So said a good friend of mine. And it’s true. But that’s not to say the benefits of having a prospecting partner don’t outweigh those of being alone.
Volume is the Key to Success
While recovery rates are important, they must necessarily be secondary to the volume of material processed. Running more material at lower recovery rates is generally preferable to increasing the efficiency of the system.
Ganes Creek After The Flood
Doug told me that there had been a 100-year flood that took place in October of 2013 and it washed out part of the mile-long landing strip. It also washed a large, wide gully down below and above the camp.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Where can I obtain chemicals for flotation? • Ask The Experts - Can I get an update on your efforts in DC? • Ask The Experts - What equipment do I need to enter an old lode mine? • Hard Work Pays Off On Hard Rock • The Mysterious Telluride Minerals • Detecting: Getting Away From The Heat And Into The Gold • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: How Curiosity Burst My Platinum Bubble • Prospecting for Copper—What to Look for on the Outcrop • Dredging Tips and Tricks: A Measure of Water Pump Efficiency • Hard Rock 101: Small-Scale Blasting • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
Legislative and Regulatory Update • PLP Update • Reminder: Annual Claim Filings Due