Professional Equipment for Serious Detectorists!

Magazine

Prospecting & Detecting

The Smell of Gold—Part I

Some claim they can smell gold. This may be, but when I take a whiff of gold, I smell dirt, rotten eggs, garlic or just nothing: my nose is everything but sensitive.

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

Goal Setting and Rock Tossing


Day three was a copy of day two. I started real low in the long wash to see if I could prove how far down the gold had made it.

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.

Hard Rock 101: Advanced Micro Blasting


They… create negligible fumes and much less fly rock than blasting. Below are some tips on maximizing your effectiveness with these tools.

A Break in the Weather


Back at the entry point of the mine, we took turns slowly crawling down the slope leading into the mine portal with our metal detectors, hard hats and flashlights. The mine was hand dug and is about 75 yards long.

Memories of Shirttail Creek, Northern California


…for a few hours, we fervently dug for gold. After we did a cleanup, I couldn’t believe the amount we got.

How to Beat the Heat--and The Bedrock


The pit was a classic one—exposed shale bedrock with all the material being washed out one end of the pit. Within a few minutes I had a nice mellow signal that was in open ground.

Detecting Old Pocket Diggings


Looking around, I could tell that this was an old hand-digging. As I walked around the perimeter of the digging I could see shovel and pick marks scratched on the clean, hard clay and bedrock.

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Ask The Experts   • Companion Gold   • A Few Tips and Tricks for Beach Mining   • The Basics of Froth Flotation   • Direct and Constructive Notice   • Moore Creek, Alaska—Then and Now   • Nome Offshore Dredging Creates Challenges   • Mining Journal Wins Again!   • The Montanore Copper and Silver Project   • Family Wins Back Seized Gold Coins   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
Legislative and Regulatory Update   • Update on MMAC & PLP

Advertisements

Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue