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Recreational Gold Prospecting for Fun & Profit Knowing where to look for gold is a well-kept secret-and a fun, exciting escape from our hectic daily lives. This entertaining, well-written book is for those who have ever thought about looking for gold as a hobby. If you're just starting out in gold prospecting, this is the book for you. Here are straightforward and complete answers to all of your questions about where to go, what to bring, what to do when you get there, and also when you get back home with your new-found gold. The author's vast experience in outdoor recreation and "user-friendly" writing style will help you get ready to enjoy a great family activity that's loaded with fun and profit! Complete with text describing the basic geology properties of gold.

 

 

 

Gold Prospecting: An Introduction to Exploring for Gold (Volume 1)  Are you thinking about prospecting for gold? This book will help get you started on the right path, and help you avoid pitfalls along the way. Centered on prospecting in the United States, it provides an overview of modern gold prospecting, then goes on to discuss the best places to search and the best approaches to take when in the field. This book offers practical advice to help ensure that your gold prospecting ventures are both enjoyable and rewarding.

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Finding Gold in the Desert (Prospecting and Treasure Hunting) Gold is where you find it! With over 50 years of productive experience in the desert, the author shares his techniques and professional knowledge of finding gold in the deserts of the American Southwest. This guidebook includes blueprints for making your own drywasher as well as shortcuts and helpful hints that will speed you on your way to finding your first nugget in the desert.

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Modern Prospecting: How to Find, Claim and Sell Mineral Deposits (Prospecting and Treasure Hunting)  In this book an experienced prospector shares information acquired through 20 years of classroom study, field work and trial and error. He outlines a systematic approach to mineral exploration including how to recognize the signposts of a favorable area, do the land status research, and follow through with valid claim staking, soil and rock sampling and assaying. Chapters include descriptions of the major types of deposits; interviews with geologists; how to obtain an assay; use geochemical and geophysical methods; and stake a proper claim. Whether looking for gold, platinum, diamonds or any other mineral, anyone equipped with these basic skills greatly increases their ability to discover new bonanzas. With a handy glossary and helpful contact information this is the foremost how-to-do-it-right guide

to prospecting in the 21st century.

 

 

 Gold Prospectors Handbook This is an excellent book written in non-technical jargon, but covers advanced topics. Learn the geological background of where to look for gold, the dynamics of stream flow, how to pan for gold, what tools to use, and much more. Contains an excellent glossary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for Gold (Prospecting and Treasure Hunting) Bradford Angier is the author of numerous best-selling books on nature and outdoor living, including Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants, Wilderness Shelters and How to Build Them, and Looking for Gold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Weekend Gold Miner This best-selling, compact and engagingly written book has sent gold hobbyists out to try their hands and finding gold for over 30 years. Affordably priced, this book explains in plain language the basic information you need before looking for gold: Where to look for gold, what to look for, how to get it out, how to test for gold, and what to do if you strike it rich. Dr. Ryan also covers topics such as the specific skills needed for mining in the desert, metal detecting, and how to build some of your own equipment. The final chapter contains a fun discussion of ghost towns and lost mines.

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Placer Gold  Where to find it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold! Gold! How and Where to Prospect for Gold (Prospecting and Treasure Hunting)  Gold! Gold! A beginners handbook and recreational guide: How & Where to prospect for Gold! reveals everything you will need to know to start your search for this most precious metal! Beginning with an historical overview and geological background, Gold! Gold! gives the reader a thorough understanding of WHY gold is WHERE it is and HOW you can recover it. Seven profusely illustrated chapters from both 19th and 21st century resources outline and instruct on all popular oldtime and modern recovery methods from panning, sluicing, dredging through the use of metal detectors. Gold panning to nugget hunting can be enjoyed by folks and families of all ages and with the historic high price of gold in the world market, Gold! Gold! will show you how to sucessfully pursue and profit from this exciting activity.

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Gold Mining in the 21st Century: The Complete Book of Modern Gold Mining Procedures  This one book outlines EVERYTHING a beginner will need and want to know about getting started at gold mining today, either as a hobby or as a small-scale commercial activity. In easy to understand language, supported by clear photographs and graphic demonstrations, this book covers all of the important subjects-including what gold is and looks like, where it comes from and where to find it, how gold deposits and how to find and recover it, and also touches on the legal aspects of how to claim the gold for yourself. The book covers up-to-date mining procedures of panning gold, sluicing, dredging, high banking, drywashing, electronic probing, hardrock mining, basic refining techniques, cleaning procedures, selling gold, and much, much more. Herein lies the most comprehensive and thorough work on electronic prospecting techniques (locating gold with metal detectors) available in a publication on the market today. Virtually an encyclopedia of modern gold mining techniques, there is no other book available more up to date, more simple to understand, or which covers the entire subject as thoroughly as this manual.

 

 

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