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Ask The Experts - Do larger detector coils see deeper nuggets?


Reading A River: Understanding Erosion and Gold


Rivers are not just random and accidental; streams and other drainages are what they are because of the forces of erosion acting on the bedrock.

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The Basics of Permitting and Bonding Your Mining Operation


With the recent surge of interest in gold projects, it’s about time to revisit a subject that strikes fear into the hearts of small-scale miners: Permits.

Plotting and Persistence Lead to Big Gold


When he got home that night, he looked at the plotted points of gold and trash he had dug and saw that there was a distinct line where the gold nuggets were being found.

Using Countercurrent Material Flow to Improve Gold Recovery Efficiency


There is a material processing principle widely used in large milling operations to improve recovery that is poorly understood by most of the micro-mining and prospecting community...

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Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: The First Year Is The Hardest


The catch being was that it was about 60 miles from Anchorage near Hope, and a good four or five-mile hike uphill to the claims.

PLP Update


Plans are also under way to coordinate with the incoming chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Mining In The El Paso Range of Southern California


While none of the historical mining camps are active, the area is still a hub of activity for the modern prospector, and claims still blanket the hills and gulches.

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Tips and Tricks: A Dredging Tip for Clearing the Tailings Pile


After a short time, the tailings pile can get very large, and can actually block the downstream end of the sluice box.

The Kern River


There are clubs with claims in the area and there’s a section of the river open to the public, but the rest of the area is claimed up so do your research first.

Melman on Gold & Silver


While the election outcome is highly and hotly debated, yet another major portion of the world’s attention remains focused on developments with the COVID-19 pandemic itself...

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Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices


The Bawl Mill


• Airport screeners strike gold
• That’s a (w)rap, folks!

Ask The Experts - A metal detector for Ghana?


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Ask The Experts - Is a detector a good return on investment?


Ask The Experts - Concern that gold and silver aren’t considered critical?


Exploration Rush at Tonopah, Nevada


A few months later, a young, greenhorn lawyer agreed to pay to have it assayed, and the quartz turned out to be rich in both gold and silver.

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Prospecting Old Mine Dumps With A Drone


Due to the lockdown, I spent lots of time indoors this spring and I decided to add a drone as a faithful mate in my research.

Hard Rock 101: Blasting With Kinepak Explosives


Fortunately, there are products on the market that can address these problems and make a small-scale mining operation feasible.

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