Gold Prospecting and Survival Responsible Fire Starting

Mogollon Rim Camp Fire

So, we all know fire is essential for life. And also that it can be a pain to start, and a pain to stop if it becomes out of control. I’ve made a few fires (of course with some responsible assistance from my lovely Dad). And let me tell you, …

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Gold Prospecting Kids

Gold Prospecting Kids

So, some of you probably have kids, and you prospect. So here’s what its like for a kid to go on a gold hunting trip. I’ve been hunting gold since I was… Oh, three? Two? And now I’m going on 16. Yeah, I’ve found nuggets myself too! At Five Years …

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Constant Current Metal Detector

Metal Detector Magic

I’m always amazed by technology and how it can “change the game” in so many fields. And I’m particularly interested in metal detecting technology. And let’s face it, technology can be cool. Bruce Candy (of Minelab fame) has a patent application (Publication NumberUS20140232408 A1) that has seemed to spark interest …

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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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