Prospecting & Detecting
The Historic Gold Rush Town of Quincy
June 2021 by Dan Stanton
…we focused on various layers of hard-packed flood material out of the creek, and we also obtained some material up quite a ways from the creek itself on bedrock.
How Topography Affects Prospecting for Gold
Keeping in mind how the local topography affects where gold has been deposited can help you find more gold, and is certainly something the prospector needs to keep in mind.
Prospecting Australia—Part I
The call of gold is a strong one and it has pulled men from every corner of the planet. That said, I guess it’s now my turn to chase far away gold.
Discovering New Territory
This same concept is true of many of our modern-day rivers, and we have to find out where their gold originated if we can.
Detecting at the Sixteen to One Mine
A while back I was given a very special opportunity to take my metal detector to one of the most famous gold mines in all of California, the Original Sixteen to One mine in Alleghany.
Gold Indicators—What to Look for in the Goldfields
Some of the items that I’m going to go over are outcroppings, ditches, exploratory trenches and contacts/surface materials. I am going to speak about each of the above items in as much detail as I can, and then towards the end of this article I will tie them together.
Understanding Skim Bar Placers
Perhaps the most notable thing about skim placers is that they form on the top surface of gravel bars, as opposed to coarser gold placers where the weight of the gold particles allows the gold to settle down on or near bedrock.
Buying a Mining Claim: Questions to Ask
At one time or another, many miners will look seriously at purchasing a mining claim...Usually it’s a significant financial commitment, so how do you know if you are getting a good deal?
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - How do I stake this claim? • Ask The Experts - Is this non-toxic leaching system for real? • Ask The Experts - Where can I find more information about this claim? • Ask The Experts - Can you tell me more about the Meadow Lake area? • Tracing Gold To Its Source • Tips & Tricks: How to Revive a Dredge Engine That’s Been Submerged • Quit While You’re Goin’ Good • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Add This to Your Bucket (Check) List • Finding Gold Beyond Your Detector • Opinion: Another Attack on Oregon’s Rural Communities • Rand, Red Mountain, Atolia Mining Districts of Kern and San Bernardino Counties, California • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices