History & Geology
The Silver, Gold and Gemstones of Candelaria, Nevada
February 2015 by Chris RalphThe Candelaria area is of interest to prospectors not just for silver, gold and other metals, but also for the beautiful gemstones found there.
Enrichment of Mineral Deposits by Weathering—Part I
Copper Deposits of Alaska
Only the famous Kennecott copper mine was able to continue operating through the Depression owing to the exceptional richness of its ore.
Potholes and Other Bedrock Traps
Potholes in bedrock can trap placer minerals and even be glory holes. They are, at least, interesting geologic phenomena, and at best, a treasure trove of gold nuggets.
Ask The Experts
Q: Is this gold or some other metal?
Using Favorable Rock Types to Find More Gold
The more experienced prospectors know these lesser known spots are the types of places where big finds are still made.
Reese River Silver Mining District, Nevada
The strike and the dip of the veins can be broken down into two categories: veins in the eastern area and along Lander Hill, and the veins in the southwestern portion of the district.
The Gold, Silver and Base Metal Mines of Eureka, Nevada
...the area around Eureka, Nevada is well mineralized and seems to have a bright potential for future production of all sorts of metals.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Mining Community Loses A Great Leader: Gerald "Jerry" Hobbs • Suction Gold Dredge Miners Win On Federal Preemption • Metal Detector Testing Methods • Mining for Non-Geologists Field Trip Offered by GSN • Gold in The Silver Crown District, Wyoming • Prospecting for Surface Flood Gold Placers on Low and Intermediate Gradient Streams • Introduction to Meteorites • Money In, Money Out • Melman on Gold & Silver
Legislative and Regulatory Update • Uniting The Small Miners