Professional Equipment for Serious Detectorists!

Magazine

Prospecting & Detecting

Articles Per Page

Stories, tips & tricks

Chasing Hard Rock Gold As A Placer Deposit


The question I had, and likely you have too, is when an old channel is cut, how far does the placer gold in the cut channel move down in a river or creek that continues to erode deeper and deeper?

My Explosive Introduction to Gold Mining


My friend came walking in from the garage with what looked to me like a stick of dynamite. Chuckling, he said, “Have you ever been gold mining?”
In my head I was thinking, “Not at 3 am in the morning with dynamite.”

Georgetown CA: A Historically Rich Mother Lode Treasure


The interesting thing about the Mother Lode area is that we can pretty much find at least a little gold in any creek or river (and even in some of the many dry gulches).

Advertisement
The BEST Bundle Package and FREE Field Instruction!

Ten Detecting Tips for the Savvy Desert Prospector


Prospectors who specialize in nugget detecting are especially interested in this special desert type, as it produces nuggets that are close to the surface of the ground and therefore more suitable to be found with a detector.

Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: When a Gold Prospector Goes to a Diamond Mine


As a gold prospector for the past ten years, I thought that I had a fair understanding of the steps necessary to find gemstones.

Why So Much Gold in Nevada?


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.

Advertisement
Rewards program. Metal detectors. Prospecting equipment. Top name brands.

A Golden Past


My mining partner Keith McBride and I spent a week in May working on a twenty-nine man crew split up into six teams at a couple of “pay to mine” mining camps.

Do Gold Nuggets Come Out At Night?


There were many small gold placers found and worked in the deserts in the old days, which had then been pretty much forgotten about. We all tried to be the first to re-discover these spots.

Tracing Gold To Its Source


In this article I am going to talk about the different sources of gold and the clues a prospector can follow to find the source.

Advertisement
Call 208-739-8664 for more info.

Tips & Tricks: How to Revive a Dredge Engine That’s Been Submerged


It rained over four inches that night and the creek flooded both my backyard and my workshop. When I opened the door to my workshop Christmas morning, an unwelcome sight greeted me.

Quit While You’re Goin’ Good


Then I came to a section of recently exposed gravel that looked unworked. Water seeped out all around, making the ground beneath a sea of slick mud.

The Historic Gold Rush Town of Quincy


…we focused on various layers of hard-packed flood material out of the creek, and we also obtained some material up quite a ways from the creek itself on bedrock.

Advertisement
Professionally engineered picks for prospectors, miners & treasure hunters

Finding Gold Beyond Your Detector


The lesson of keeping one’s eyes open to other possibilities is one of the great secrets of successful prospecting. Prospectors need to always be on the lookout for opportunities.

Pinpointing for Gold


This rock had been with a family for many years and they were cleaning up an old workshop that had lots of minerals and miscellaneous “ore” samples.

How Rich Must My Ore Be?


How rich does a hard rock ore have to be for it to be worthwhile to process and extract the gold?

Advertisement
Gold Claimer Brand Dealer plus Mine Claim Services: Surveying - Mapping - Locating - MORE!

How to Find Prospects That Others Missed


Every year I go through this and every year it becomes more difficult to find new territory that is available for us to prospect. Is there anywhere that hasn’t been worked?

Gold 1822 Half Eagle Fetches Record at Auction


The coin trading world has a new gold standard, after the only known 1822 half eagle $5 piece in private hands sold at auction in Las Vegas…

How Deep Can That Detector Go?


Knowing how to get the greatest depth performance out of your detector can be a handy thing, but it’s not an easy, simple matter.

Advertisement

Dredging Do's and Don'ts


I’d start the day by crawling out of my dome tent, cooking up some Spam and eggs, and heating water for instant coffee on the Coleman stove.

Emails Confirm--FBI Was Looking for Gold at Pennsylvania Dig Site


FBI agents were looking for an extremely valuable cache of fabled Civil War-era gold—possibly tons of it—when they excavated a remote woodland site in Pennsylvania three years ago…

Advertisements

Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue