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Lode and Placer Gold Deposits of New Mexico "Lode and Placer Gold Deposits of New Mexico" is actually a compilation of three rare and long out of print publications. USGS Bulletin 1348 Placer Gold Deposits of New Mexico by Maureen G. Johnson published in 1968; US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6987 Gold Mining in New Mexico by O.H. Metzger published in 1938; NM Bureau of Mines Circular Number 5 Gold Mining and Gold Deposits in New Mexico by E.H. Wells and T.P. Wootton published in 1932 and revised In 1957.

 

 

 

 

 

The Ultimate Introduction to Metal Detecting: A Simple, Practical Guide to Modern Day Treasure Hunting If you've ever considered taking up the fun, relaxing, and rewarding pastime of metal detecting, but never new where to get started, then "The Ultimate Introduction to Metal Detecting" is the perfect book for you! In "The Ultimate Introduction to Metal Detecting", Robert J. White takes you step-by-step through absolutely everything you need to know about this rewarding pastime. All of the advice is simple and practical, and covers all the major areas and fine points of this wonderful pursuit, including...

- Exact criteria and specifications for purchasing the best metal detector for your personal needs and budget (this section alone could save you more than the price of this book).
- How to determine which areas are best for metal detecting.
- Detailed tips and strategies for finding specific types of treasure, including coins, precious metals, and historical relics.
- Detailed breakdowns of the various types of metal detecting environments, and how to deal with them (including tips for the treasure hunter's best friend - the beach!)...and much more!

"The Ultimate Introduction to Metal Detecting" is written in plain, easy to understand English (you won't find any complicated technical jargon here), and is designed to effortlessly walk you through the complete metal detecting process, step by step, with absolutely nothing left out.

 

Advanced Prospecting & Detecting for Hardrock Gold The relationship of Regional Geology to the Types of Placer Deposits. With emphasis on Epithermal deposits forming eluvial Placers and How to metal detect them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver And Gold Mining Camps of the Old West: A State by State American Encyclopedia (Indian Placenames in America) The lure of gold in the American West beckoned to thousands of hungry settlers eager to stake a claim, reap the abundant wealth of the territory, and escape often difficult financial conditions at home, whether in Eastern cities, Europe or China. These prospectors found that Western gold and silver veins were elusive and subject to dry up with little notice. Forced to move often in search of the next big lode, they left behind them hundreds of mining camps and settlements, many of which still exist across the Western landscape. This reference work catalogs silver and gold mining camps state-by-state in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Each entry includes location, names of miners known to have worked the site, year of discovery, and ore value. Unique details of each camp are given, including historical facts, buildings and businesses present, and, frequently, interesting anecdotes about the resident miners. The work is indexed by topic and mine, and appendices offer a glossary and a copy of the Miners' Ten Commandments, originally published in the Placerville (California) Herald in 1853.

 

Gold Panning and Placering in Colorado--How and Where (Information Series Number 33)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry Keene's gold prospector's digest: A fantastic collection of articles that reveal how, where, and what equipment to use for gold panning, sluices ... the U.S., recovering fine gold, hookah diving This best seller has been brought back by popular demand. Includes the latest equipment in prospecting, mining and electronicmetal detecting. Instructions for panning, sluicing and prospecting. New stories & methods utilizing the latest techniques. 1996, 64 pgs.

 

 

 

 

 

Dry Washing for Gold The updated edition with more on modern electronic prospecting and current equipment. Where to Find Gold in the Desert introduces dry washing, which is a profitable means of extracting gold in regions where water sources are not available. This book will teach you how to dry wash successfully and help you prospect for gold better. Learn about the history of gold, the geology of placer deposits, where to dry wash, how to build a dry washer, how to stake a claim, and much more! Filled with helpful photos, detailed illustrations, and descriptive text that will help you on your way to "showing color!"

 

 

 

 

Drywashing ~ A Dry Placer Gold Mining Primer for the Desert Miner (Desert Gold) For some, the desert is a forboding place. For others, it is a treasure-trove of rugged vistas, exotic plants, star filled nights, and... GOLD! Drywashers have been used to mine desert gold for nearly one hundred years. The times and equipment have changed, but the art of drywashing remains the same. The thrill of finding gold in your riffle tray is as powerful as ever. This primer covers the types of equipment used, how drywashers work, how they differ, how and where to mine successfully plus detailed plans for buildling a simple sampling drywasher. Also included is a list of Recreational Gold Mining Clubs; one of the best sources for access to both claims and expertise.

 

 

 

Magnificent Quest: a Guide to Prospecting, Drywashing, and Nugget Shooting in the Desert This book by Jim Straight, is about where the more productive drywashing and nugget shooting areas are found, and gives essentials for desert survival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Fever: the Art of Panning and Sluicing This best-selling title has helped push thousands of people into gold prospecting. You'll learn all the basics of gold prospecting from how and where to look for it to the best methods for gold extraction. The basics of panning and sluicing are covered, plus information on turning your new-found gold into jewelry.

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