The World of the Simple Gold Pan
September 2012 by Chris RalphThere are so many, many different types of gold pans on the market that I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at the world of the simple gold pan.
What I saw was a beach area that was just completely covered in black sand. Rubbing my hands close together like a kid in a candy store, I could not wait to get set up.
Want to find a lot more gold when you get out there to prospect? Well I’ve put together ten ideas that I think will help you become more successful…
Digging in the right spots will produce excellent results, like this group of nuggets taken by the author while metal detecting during the last few months. The biggest nugget is over an ounce.
Palladium may well be an underexplored element and therefore an opportunity for prospectors and geologists. This is because they are often less than obvious and other than the native metals, a chemical analysis of samples is required to identify PGM-enriched rocks.
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
Now that you are actually going to be out there doing some prospecting, I may be able to help.
The Bawl Mill • Cold Alaskan Gold—Part I • Wild and Scenic River Prospecting—North Fork of the American River • Detecting for Gold—Finding Nuggets Where You Least Expect Them • Potholes and Other Bedrock Traps • Financing by the Crowd • Wealth Beyond Your Wildest Imagination • Gold Too Big to Carry • New Silver and Zinc Mine Slated for Montana • Eastern Oregon Mine Seeks Permits • Mining Returns to Historic Comstock • BLM Issues Environmental Review of Wyoming Uranium Mine • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices