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Gold In The Midwest—Part II: Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio


In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.

21st Century American Gold Rush: Rare Earth Elements


The burning question I needed answered was why didn’t the deposit ever get mined of at least one of the valuable minerals? A couple of reasons have come to light.

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Exceptions to the Rules: Re-Thinking Prospecting Rules of Thumb


Looking at the exceptions to the basic rules is sort of an advanced prospecting discussion, but the readers of ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal are plenty able to handle it.

Prospecting The East Fork San Gabriel Canyon, Southern California


I have found gold more than 200 feet above the river. It was not unusual for nuggets of an ounce or more to be found in these deposits, but fine gold and flakes are much more common.

Hit the Slopes to Find More Gold


Watching for these areas is one of my primary targets during the winter. It doesn’t take but a few inches of the surface moving away to give a fantastic target response that you didn’t hear prior to the washing of the surface.

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PLP Update: A Huge Win for Miners


PLP cannot understate the importance of this legal decision in our present battles with the political powers of the California swamp.

Sixteen to One Gold Mine: Unique Challenges and Potential Rewards - Pt I


Many of the Sixteen to One’s challenges arise from its unusual geology and the pocket characteristics of the ore deposits.

What About Palladium?


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.

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Melman on Gold & Silver


Our initial thought is simply this: why create these artificial currencies, unbacked by any material wealth, when the two items that worked so well century after century—namely gold and silver—are still fully available?

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The Bawl Mill


  • Souvenirs to die for…
  • Honey, where’s that photo of our 500-pound emerald?
  • Something to write about…
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Legislative and Regulatory Update


  • New Deputy Secretary of Interior
  • Case against dredger allowed to proceed

Ask The Experts - How do I obtain a map of Montana gold & sapphire gravel bars?


Ask The Experts - How do I process this white quartz with black striations?


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Back to Green Valley--With A Sluice


As I planned for my trips, I concentrated on how to lighten my pack yet still carry enough gear to make the trip productive and enjoyable.

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