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Secrets of Gold Research and Why You Need It


Prospecting may not be as much fun as it once was. If that sounds like you and you want to figure out what to do to get back on the gold and be successful, I’ve got the answer: Research.

Detecting 'New Again' Spots


Over the years I have a long list on my computer and in my head of places to detect. Combining newer detectors with old and proven sites has become a blessing for my friends and me.

The Miner’s Theme Park: MINExpo 2021


We walked around for hours in amazement like little kids that just got let loose in a toy store without adult supervision.

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Downieville: Another Gold Rush Favorite


I didn’t know what to expect because the area we were working was not close to the water, but we were pleasantly surprised when we began to pan out some nice flakes and a few pickers.

Placer Sampling for the Small-Scale Miner


I have seen many samples taken originally with an eye toward getting the highest grades possible, but later someone claims that those results represent an average grade of the whole gravel deposit.

PLP Update


If this authority over mining was not included in the transfer, then the US Forest Service would not have jurisdiction.

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Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: The Disappearing Nuggets


Gold probably is one of the easiest things in the world to cheat an absentee owner out of. He would generally have no way of really knowing if a guy had found 3 nuggets or 30 nuggets on his claim.

National Mining Hall of Fame Names 2021 Inductees


Gary J. Goldberg became President and CEO of Newmont Mining Corp. in 2013. He turned the company’s overall performance around through a disciplined focus on safety, technical fundamentals, and value over volume.

Lithium Fuels Hopes Around Salton Sea


The lake is at the southern tip of the San Andreas Fault, which has shifting tectonic plates that bring molten material closer to Earth’s surface. The only other part of the US known to have more geothermal brine available is on the fault’s other end in Northern California.

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Melman on Gold & Silver


Seldom, if ever, has this writer seen anything comparable to the level of hostility, disrespect and outright hatred now being demonstrated across America. If anyone thinks this is an erroneous conclusion, please consider the following ongoing events…

Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices


Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Critical minerals addressed in infrastructure bill

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The Bawl Mill


• Muzzle puzzle
• America’s loss is China’s gain

Ask The Experts - Would a platinum nugget contain all the PGMs?


Ask The Experts - Can you clarify how many minerals I need to identify to be successful?


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Ask The Experts - Were there any productive mines where there were no contacts?


Commercial Placer Mining: Alaska Style


There are currently about 170 commercial-scale placer operations in Alaska. Most of these are small operations with just a few people working; they are often family affairs that operate seasonally only during favorable weather.

Indicators and Hillsides


The placer gold shows up in ground sluice areas, hydraulic pits, secondary channels and hillside diggings. It is coming down the hillsides from an ancient channel left high and dry millions of years ago.

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Surviving the Unexpected


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.

Gold Placers of Southern California


I grew up in Southern California, and found my first nugget there, so I know my way around. Because there is good gold there, I thought it might be helpful to take a look at the many placer gold opportunities found in the southern part of the state.

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