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2016 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit -- Lecture Schedule

February 9, 2016

Our 2016 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit is approaching fast. We have just finalized the lecture schedule:

LECTURE SCHEDULE for Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17, at the Placerville Fairgrounds in El Dorado County, California:

Saturday, April 16  
10:30am How to Research a Promising Location for Gold Prospecting Don Robinson
11:30am Staking and Holding Mining Claims Chris Ralph
12:30pm Current Regulations & Permitting Charles Watson
1:30pm Old Mines: Hazards & Benefits for the Amateur Prospector Professor George Wheeldon
2:30pm Gold & Precious Metals Markets Leonard Melman
3:30pm Basic Gold Prospecting Techniques Chris Ralph
4:30pm Raffle  
Sunday, April 17  
10:30am Mineral Identification Chris Ralph
11:30am Retaking Control of Regulations Through Mining Districts Scott Harn & Clark Pearson
12:30pm Metal Detecting for Gold Steve Herschbach
1:30pm Gravity Separation Dr. Thom Seal
2:30pm Ask The Experts: Question and Answer Session Chris Ralph, Scott Harn, Clark Pearson, Dr. Thom Seal, Pat Keene, Leonard Melman
3:30pm Raffle  

In addition, there will be a staffed Ask The Experts booth throughout Saturday & Sunday with experts in panning, detecting and mineral processing. Bring your questions! There's a suggested donation of $2 (with all proceeds going to Public Lands for the People) but a donation is certainly not required!

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