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Gold Prospecting & Placer Deposits

Gold Prospecting & Placer Deposits

  • Author: Adam Gregory Koch
  • Publisher: Adam Gregory Koch
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 152
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There are countless prospecting books out there. They all teach the same general theories and show the same diagrams. While they are not bad books, in fact many are great, this book is written to take a different and simpler approach. A prospectors lifetime of knowledge is simplified and condensed into an easy to read and understand guide that will hopefully benefit those who never even held a gold pan as much as those who have spent a few years prospecting but might still have a few questions they are seeking answers to. It is the intent that this is the prospecting book that will read as a novel, and teach every bit as much as an informational guide. What are the types of equipment available and how do I use them? What is it that I am looking for when I am prospecting? What do I do with my gold once I find it and how do I sell it? Are my black sands worth anything? What are black sands made out of? How do I find a place I can go and prospect? Is there a way to know where I should dig in a stream? How do Mining claims work? These are some of the many questions that this book was written to address. While there is no guide that can tell you how to get rich mining for gold, this guide has been written for the purpose of helping you be more likely to find gold on your future prospecting trips. It is easy to become discouraged as a prospector, or allow yourself to believe others when they say "there is no gold left to be found, the old-timers got it all". You are just a few pages away from learning the facts; and that the gold has not all been taken and how you can get your share!

B027: Placer mining in Nevada

B027: Placer mining in Nevada

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: NV Bureau of Mines & Geology
  • ISBN: N.A
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How to Mine and Prospect for Placer Gold

How to Mine and Prospect for Placer Gold

  • Author: J. M. West,Depart U. S. Department of the Interior
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781410108937
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 52
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Increased leisure time and increased interest in the out-of-doors is leading more and more families to experiment with placer mining of gold, and sometimes even to going on into small-scale production. This book supplies basic information on areas of occurrence, equipment needed, prospecting, sampling, mining, and regulations concerning the possession and sale of gold. Selected references are given for further study. Placer gold has tantalized many a person who has tried his luck and skill in the hope of striking it rich. Separating gold from embedded materials is basically simple, and can be done effectively on nearly any scale, depending upon the deposit and the capital available for investment. The final product is consistently in demand at a relatively stable price. Historically, however, one must be advised that rewards for the majority of small-scale miners-those who operate "on a shoestring"-have been depressingly small. First of all the placer miner must know where the placer deposits are located and he must have the technical knowledge to extract the gold. Additionally, he must face problems of land ownership, water supply, and water pollution, all of which have grown in complexity with the population. The costs of labor and equipment are relatively high now, although this may not seem significant to an individual mining a small deposit. Secondhand equipment may become available at relatively low cost because of a slowdown in construction or as surplus at the end of a war. By taking advantage of such opportunities, one can sometimes make an otherwise unprofitable operation successful, at least as long as the equipment holds up. To the novice or "weekend prospector," the more complex of placer mining may seem hard to comprehend. At any rate, the novice is often more interested in the recreational values offered by gold placering than in its profitability. Thus, the search for and discovery of even a small grain or nugget of gold is an achievement worth of considerable effort. As a start, the beginner may gain some benefit from visiting one of the many pan-for-a-fee tourist establishments typically found in gold-mining areas.

Hydraulic and Placer Mining

Hydraulic and Placer Mining

  • Author: Eugene Benjamin Wilson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Hydraulic mining
  • Page: 425
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Sampling and Testing of a Gold-scheelite Placer Deposit in the Mojave Desert, Kern and San Bernardino Counties, Calif

Sampling and Testing of a Gold-scheelite Placer Deposit in the Mojave Desert, Kern and San Bernardino Counties, Calif

  • Author: Harold W. C. Prommel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gold mines and mining
  • Page: 18
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Gold in Placer Deposits

Gold in Placer Deposits

  • Author: Warren E. Yeend
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gold mines and mining
  • Page: 19
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Blowpiping, Mineralogy, Assaying, Geology, Prospecting, Placer and Hydraulic Mining

Blowpiping, Mineralogy, Assaying, Geology, Prospecting, Placer and Hydraulic Mining

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
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Gold Panner's Manual

Gold Panner's Manual

  • Author: Garnet Basque
  • Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 1927051371
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 142
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With gold forecast to reach $2,000 an ounce by the end of 2012, and the economy as uncertain as ever, goldpanning is making a comeback. Why not pick up a piece or two of surprisingly simple equipment and check that stream by your campsite? The techniques, the pans, the pickaxes and the educated guessing required to pan gold haven't changed much since the Klondike Gold Rush. Garnet Basque's Gold Panner's Manual explains every aspect of goldpanning and prospecting. As you'll likely be competing with other prospectors, knowledge will give you the edge, and Gold Panner's Manual goes through all the necessary (and fascinating) background on gold's formation to support your understanding of the likeliest places nuggets or flakes will have surfaced or settled. Basque describes the ins and outs of the equipment you need, the tell-tale signs of gold and how to stake a claim. Find out how to spot a placer site and size up a valley for the best spot to start panning. First printed in 1974, Gold Panner's Manual remains a strong seller. This edition's text and images have been thoroughly reviewed, refreshed and updated.

Gold Mining and Milling in the United States and Canada

Gold Mining and Milling in the United States and Canada

Current Practices and Costs

  • Author: Charles Freeman Jackson,John Ballantine Knaebel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gold
  • Page: 151
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The Juneau Gold Belt, Alaska

The Juneau Gold Belt, Alaska

A Reconnaissance of Admiralty Island, Alalska

  • Author: Arthur Coe Spencer,Charles Will Wright
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: 161
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