Drywashing for Desert Gold—Part II
…whichever layer I’m getting the best gold, I’ll work that stratum. Some of the best gold in the desert is not always on the bedrock.
Decoding Dredge Capacity
Some typical questions that you might consider asking yourself about purchasing a dredge might be…
I Just Tripped Over A Nugget
I metal detected a number of years before I saw my first nugget peeking out from the dirt before I had scraped or dug for it. This one was in the steep sidewall of a narrow, but deep drywash.
Melman on Gold & Silver
Another potential problem is the body of regulations imposed by the Paris Climate Accord that President Trump had negated but which President Biden has immediately rejoined.
The Bawl Mill
• His self-worth has no value…without a password
• Very costly accusations
Ask The Experts - Where did the gold go?
Ask The Experts - True north or magnetic north?
Ask The Experts - How do I avoid claim jumping?
Gold Geochemistry: Where Does Gold Come From?
Prospectors often wonder why gold deposits in veins like it does. Why is one vein rich while another is barren, even though they are only a few hundred feet apart?
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.
Principles of Designing Your Mill Production System, Part II: Mill Design
Starting small with quick profitability gives you a lot of financial elbow room plus real-world experience that can be used for final mill design.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Resolution Copper project moves closer to fruition in Arizona
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: A Claim to Die For
I noticed an area which I could crawl through to keep going in a straight line. I got about three feet into the pile and Bob yelled for me to stop…
Tips and Tricks: How to Make Your Own Gold Bars Without Burning the Place Down
You find yourself with a bucketful of concentrates that you have accumulated over the season and consider the logical next step: to reduce the bucket of cons to a gold bar. Where do you begin?
I admit I was sitting on pins and needles, waiting to see if President Trump would sign the proposed Executive Order we presented with Public Lands for the People (PLP) prior to the expiration of his term in office.
Understanding Rock Formations: Petrology for Prospectors
There are times when being able to recognize a type of rock can make you a much more successful prospector.
Minnesota Lawmakers Move to Stop New Mines
Companion bills set to be proposed by state lawmakers and US Rep. Betty McCollum seek to block copper mining on federal lands…
Drywashing for Desert Gold—Part I
If you have a bad case of gold fever like me, then it’s nice to know that you can get some of that pretty yellow metal almost any time of the year, wet or dry.