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Gold Panning in Utah Gold Panning in Utah Up until recently, there have not been a lot of resources with information on gold panning in Utah. Mainly, we have been left with the older USGS booklets that are helpful but not conclusive. The author of A Guide to Gold Panning in Utah gives a lot of helpful information that is welcomed by Utah gold panners. Though you won't get rich gold panning in Utah, you can have some fun and this book will get you started.

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Dredging Techniques: Finding & Recovering Paystreaks In this book, Dave McCracken thoroughly covers paystreaks-what they are, how they form, where in the river that you will find them, and how to dredge them up without leaving paying quantities of gold behind. This book, just like McCracken's other mining books, is completely packed with useful information for any gold dredger; but the technology concerning paystreaks, standard sampling procedure, and standard dredging procedure is absolutely vital to each and every gold dredger if he or she wants to get into paying quantities of gold continuously. If you don't do anything else this year to improve your gold dredging skill, buy this book and study it well: You will not be disappointed!

 

 

 

Advanced Dredging Techniques Part 2 The Right ApproachAdvanced Dredging Techniques Part 2 The Right Approach Long-experienced author, Dave McCracken, shares a wealth of insight and USEFUL information about dredging for gold. Of primary importance to any gold dredger are the chapters on prospecting in hard-packed, natural streambeds, and production dredging. But Dave also covers other very valuable information, such as: which boulders to look for in the streambed that will help you locate pay streaks; a complete rundown on underwater boulder winching techniques; deep water dredging; fast water dredging; cold water dredging; how to care for, modify and repair wet or dry suits, hot water systems; recovering 100% of the free gold out of dredge concentrates with minimal time and effort; and a long list of new tricks of the dredging trade. Dave also carefully outlines the fundamentals of how to go about being continuously successful in gold dredging. His essay about positive stress ("gold fever") is reason all by itself to read this book! This book should rightfully be called: "What every gold dredger should know - Part 2"

 

Arizona's Little-known Gold Placers Mining Geology bookArizona's Little-Known Gold Placers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diving and Digging for Gold (Prospecting and Treasure Hunting) A guide for anyone interested in knowing where and how to find gold, and what equipment to use. Some helpful tips include lists of things needed, some do's and don't, where to sell gold and where to get more information. Historical facts of the old mines and excellent engravings, photos and sketches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Gold in the Desert Want to know where you have the best chance to find gold today? In fact, the deserts of America's Southwest are filled with gold... some of it occurring naturally and some of it hidden as part of treasure troves dating back to Indian times. But gold is really out there for those prospectors who are smart enough and persistent enough to locate it. Gold isn't everywhere it accumulates in particular kinds of areas under predictable conditions. Undisturbed time helps gather gold flakes and nuggets in hiking places that can be sought out and located by prospectors who understand gold's secrets. Jim Klein, veteran prospector, miner and treasure hunter, knows those secrets. In this revised edition, Jim explains where to look and what to look for all over the deserts of the American Southwest from California to Nevada to Utah to Arizona to New Mexico. Jim also knows the treasure tales of this barren and enchanted land and relates some of the most captivating ones that can take you on a journey of discovery to hidden riches.

 

 

Where to Find Gold and Gems in Nevada Find out where the best gold locations are found in each county of Nevada. In fact, probably more is out there to be found by the determined prospector than at any time in recent years. Amazingly enough, the old diggings are still the best places to look for gold. Ride along with veteran prospector, James Klein, miner and author of numerous books on gold mining, as he discusses the possibilities for you to find gold and gems. Helpful detailed maps make locating gold easy. Learn about the geology of placer deposits, where to pan in the desert, how to stake a claim, and much more! Filled with helpful photos, detailed illustrations, and descriptive text and glossary that will help you on your way to "showing color!"

 

 

 

Lost Gold and Silver Mines of the Southwest Handy guide to the long-lost mines, rich veins of ore, silver lodes, buried treasure and other bonanzas. All fully described, including fascinating anecdotes about the treasure, its general locale and other information. Each description also accompanied by a map of the region. 96 maps and over 50 other line illustrations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dig Here!: Lost Mines & Buried Treasure of the Southwest Exciting tales of lost treasure in the deserts of the US! This is a reprint of a rare 1966 book pinpointing real bonanzas in Arizona, New Mexico, California, Texas and Nevada, giving the locations of over 100 fabulous fortunes waiting to be found in the ore-rich Southwest! For the first time, lost treasure stories of the Southwest are stripped bare of their legends and lies! The author's account of each treasure includes * the approximate location * the estimated total value of the treasure * an authentication of that value * and reading sources for each locale so readers can do additional research Dig Here! is a gold mine itself, overflowing with fascinating lore, spellbinding backgrounds, driving Western drama and exciting, reliable facts!

 

 

 

Basic Jewelry Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics) This fully illustrated guide shows how to make all kinds of funky and elegant bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and pendants using beads and wire. It begins with the basics--planning a design, attaching fittings, making secure crimps, selecting beads--so crafters can quickly get started creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Simple wire-bending techniques allow them to make beaded drop earrings as well as more elaborate necklace and bracelet designs. Advanced techniques use metallic, sterling silver, even 14-carat-gold wire to make gallery-quality jewelry in almost any style and size. Featuring design ideas by a variety of jewelers, this book includes pictures and descriptions of tools and materials, a guide to common types of beads, advice on proper lengths and fit, and inspiration for creating a wide range of styles.

 

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