Place Names Databases For Gold Prospecting

Place Names Database

Sometimes I forget about all the in depth research data that is on this site. Well, the old version of this site. I’ve worked with some brilliant technical folks over the years and their work shall not rest in vein. Vein, get it…gold vein…ugh One of my favorite features is …

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Fisher Gold Bug 2 Gold Prospecting Detector

Bradshaw Mountains

Fisher Gold Bug 2 Gold Prospecting Detector A small and lightweight gold prospecting metal detector. Excellent sensitivity and ground balance. I’ve been using the Fisher Gold Bug 2 for many years now in addition to my Minelab GP Extreme. Both detectors serve different purposes however both perform equally well in their …

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Drywashing For Gold A Brief Practical Guide

Drywashing For Gold A Brief Practical Guide

Drywashing For Gold A Brief Practical Guide Ideas and techniques for better gold recovery. Drywasher operation and material recovery for prospectors. Drywashing for gold is not complicated but it does require a few skills and often learning through making mistakes. The goal of this gold recovery guide is to share …

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Minelab SDC 2300 Gold Detector

Minelab SDC 2300 Gold Detector opens up a new world of options for nugget hunters

Minelab SDC 2300 Gold Detector For several months I’ve been reading all the information that I can digest about the Minelab SDC 2300 Gold Detector. Now that does not mean that I’ll be buying one but keeping your options open is always a good idea. One of the key features that …

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Detecting For Nugget Patches

Finding Gold Nugget Patches

Detecting For Nugget Patches The old saying rings true. You don’t know what you’ll find unless you look. Some time ago a good friend and I decided to once again visit a new area in hopes that we would find some virgin or forgotten gold ground detecting. As most days …

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Nuggetshooting Gold Successfully in a Pounded Old Area

Nugget Hunting Successfully

Nuggetshooting Gold Successfully in a Pounded Old Area A friend and I were recently shown a productive nugget yet trash filed wash by another friend and the reason I was able to successfully detect gold here was that I used a method for this kind of area that has served …

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Your Future as a Gold Prospector

Gold Prospecting And Observation

I want to take a look at three phases of you, really all of us and discuss how we can possibly understand them to hopefully become more proficient at finding gold. The three phases of you are Past You, Present You and Future You. Each phase of you is equally …

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Gold Miner’s Product Review Gerber’s Gator Machete Jr.

Gerber's Gator Machete Jr.

I just recently picked up Gerber’s Gator Machete Jr. to see how it would work as a general purpose bushwhacking and campfire side tool. Its my first time buying a Gerber product (except for baby food). Not even sure if they are the same company. At first the price kinda turned …

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Gold Prospecting Reality TV Shows

Gold Nugget In Situ

Gold Prospecting Reality TV Shows If you watch reality TV you probably know that Gold Prospecting Reality TV Shows are on the rise. Television just isn’t my pastime but oddly enough I’ve been in a few gold prospecting media productions. A few other gold prospectors and I were recently contacted …

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Good Times and Hunts in the Arizona Gold Fields

Gold Mining Adventure

The Arizona summer is almost here again. This Fall, Winter and Spring provided a lot of good times in the Arizona Gold Country with family and friends.We hunted gold with gold detectors, mainly Minelab GPX models and SD models as well as the Fisher Gold Bug 2. All of these …

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