What Equipment Do I Need?
October 2014 by Chris RalphGetting started in prospecting often requires the purchase of some equipment, but one can spend as little as $10 and be finding gold or spend thousands and also be finding gold—yet you will probably have many more opportunities and possibilities with more and better equipment.
“JP, is it possible to make a living looking for gold with a metal detector?” I get asked this question a lot...
My last update on this adventure was in the April 2012 issue and involved our search for the northern extension of the Cedarberg Mine. At that time we had found it and we were in the process of returning for some detecting when Mother Nature struck with a late rain and snow storm.
Nevada produces about 75% of all the gold mined in the US. This means that all the other 49 states combined only produce 25%, and this includes California, Alaska and Arizona.
I frequently get asked, "What should I look for when I am out prospecting that will tell me there are good amounts of gold present in the ground?"
…for a few hours, we fervently dug for gold. After we did a cleanup, I couldn’t believe the amount we got.
After your excitement peaks when you first receive the high gold assay from the vein you just exposed, you ponder how you will extract and sell your gold. You will need to develop a flow sheet for your process to optimize your recovery and minimize your costs and permit requirements.
In this article, we will talk about how emergency response works in back country areas and go over some different ways to improve your chances of obtaining a good outcome should you get into trouble.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Ganes Creek After The Flood • Operation And Application Of Magnetometers • A Trip to Morgan-Monroe State Forest of Indiana • The Pedro Gold Dredge • Detecting Alone -- What to Look For • Over the Divide: John A. Miscovich • Why Did This Silver Mine Close? • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices