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Gold Prospecting

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Gold prospecting is the act of looking for new gold deposits. Started traditionally as a commercial activity, it later evolved into a popular outdoor recreation. Prospecting methods vary with the type of deposit searched and the prospector’s available resources.
There are numerous places where beginners can pan for gold in California. However most are well known and a beginner might have problems finding enough gold to make it interesting. Do you happen to know a friend that has a gold claim that he would let you pan on ? The main thing as a beginner you...
A rocker and cradle gets its name from its method of operation. Simply, a rocker consists of a sluice box and hopper mounted in such a way that it can rock side to side. Gold bearing gravel is dropped into the hopper which was typically a square shallow box with a metal or wooden screen on the...
    Depends on where you are, but I'd check your local USGS office for  more information. Terms range from seasonal dredging only to year  round panning and picking.   It is either going to be on forest service, BLM, private, or  national park/monument land.    The laws and rules...
He found silver ... The Comstock  Lode is a lode of silver ore located under the  eastern slope of Mount Davidson, a peak in the Virginia Range in  Nevada (then western Utah Territory). It was the first major  discovery of silver ore in the United States.
Yes! There are many places to prospect for gold around Vegas! I would suggest joining a local club! They can help you legally find gold! They will have claims you can use. If you go to someone else's claim without permission, you would be claim jumping, which is a federal offence! This means jail...
  or·o·gen·ic [àwrō jénnik]      ADJECTIVE - relating to or formed by the folding,  faulting, and uplift of the Earth's crust     ... which is how prettymuch all gold was formed ....        
The simplest test is physical: hit it with a hammer, if it flattens it is gold, if it shatters it is fools gold. But you wanted a chemical test. Try pouring a strong acid over it, if nothing happens it is gold, if it smells of rotten eggs it is fools gold.
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Without doubt, Kalgoorlie, Australia. I know someone who spent three months metal detecting there and found 11oz. 11oz for 3 months, that's about £8500, sounds better than working.
If you mean Algonquian Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada.... No it  isn't.    NO mining allowed in Provcincial or National Parks in Canada.
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Early 1860s. The prospectors were mostly a combination of  disgruntled miners that had failed in the California gold rush and  Confederate deserters fleeing the Civil War. The first strike was  at Gold Creek between Garrison and Dearlodge, but the rush quickly  moved south to Nevada City and...
Some did, while many more barely eked out a living by prospecting.  Eventually they took other jobs such as farmers, tradesmen, and  dockworkers.
5-5-11>> Assuming the coin is circulated and has no mintmark, the 1899 Liberty Head Eagle is a common date. For an accurate assessment of value the coin needs to be seen and graded. Most coins show heavy wear. In general retail values for circulated coins are $880.00-$980.00. Values are a...
Any age, there are no restrictions on age or genda!   Contact your local council/authority to see if you need a miners  right or similar before heading out on your gold adventure.
Gold! The famous "Klondike Gold Rush", referring to the gold found in the Klondike River of the Canadian Territory of Yukon beginning in 1896
By taking pure gold(24K) and melting it with other metals, such as silver, copper, and zinc. However, other metals may be added, especially to make colored gold.
Silver, copper, and zinc. However, other metals may be added, especially to make colored gold.
A majority of coins that are gold, such as the $1 USD coin, are gold plated clad. Clad coins are generically nickel, zinc, copper, and manganese. The coins are made out of metals that are lesser in value than the face value of the coin at the date of printing. (Except the penny, there are no...
There are many different ways to do this. The most common way is to get a gold pan. You take the dirt, put it in the gold pan, put the gold pan in water, swirl it around in a certain way, and the dirt will come out of the pan, while the gold stays in. There are also many other pieces of equipment...
Crush the iron pyrites into a powder. Heat it up to burn off the sulfur. Put the remaining in water and use a magnet to remove the iron. What's left is the gold if there is any...
A 1 ounce nugget will have the same gold weight value as flakes. However, the nugget will have an intrinsic value of anywhere from 10-25% higher than the weight value. So to answer your question. No, these are different. The only way you will get this higher value is to sell to a person instead of a...
I guess one is Sacramento thats a capital acctually...
Possibly at bedrock. or at the mouth of. dry streambeds emptying out of the Mazatzal Mts. northeast of Phoenix.
hit it with a hammer: if it shatters its fools gold, if it flattens it is probably gold.
Prospecting for gold is like prospecting for anything else, be it a job or a spouse. A good gold prospector will do a lot of research before ever leaving his house. But once you find a likely place to look you go out with a gold pan or metal detector and take samples to try and locate a deposit of...
All forms have value as silver metal, but coins may have additional value as a collector's item. Their worth, weight and purity is already known and does not need verification.
All California coastline beaches contain gold. Unfortunately, they  contain various levels of gold or gold dust and it is a hit or miss  circumstance.
Kentucky does not have favorable conditions for finding gold. The geology is not condusive for finding gold in quantity. Most of the surface rocks are sedimentary and there hasn't been any tectonic,metamorphic or igneous event to make conditions good for gold prospecting. That being said, Can you...
No. This would be the year the mint made quarters from copper-nickel.
Hawaii is 100% volcanic material and fairly 'young' geographically speaking. Therefore, sorry to say, there are no known gold deposits in or on the Island State.
Outcrops, gravel bars, tertiary gravels, quartz veins. The main clue i use is to let nature do some of the work for you. Gold collects in creeks and rivers and other low areas and is concentrated there. If no gold is found in nearby rivers and streams, then there isn't much reason to try working up...
Uranium is rarely found as a free metal, it is combined with other materials as uranium ore.
Aircraft gold reclamation comes from the CPU's within the computer  systems. Other than that, I can only imagine that they are trying  to look for lost jewelry etc...
Reef gold: this gold will become smoother the further away it is from the source, the source being the reef. If the gold is jagged in appearance then the gold source is near! Alluvial gold, river gold, placer gold: this gold will reduce in quantity the further away it is from the mother lode.If your...
oceans, in solution.
In Doncaster (UK) you can detect anywhere that you have permission  from the landowner (and tenant if relevant) as long as it is not a  Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI), Ministry of Defence  (MOD) site or Scheduled Monument (SM).
First off, the black market isn't an actual market or website. A black market or underground economy is the market in which illegal goods are traded.People use Ebay, Craigslist, local classifieds, for day to day selling of inexpensive, illegal goods. (Obviously not all items on these are illegal)Top...
Yes.Gold is still expensive, and if you find enough you can still get rich.
thousands of people came rushing from other countries to find gold
its died blue to make look better after many washings than if it had not been died.
In the United States it's Nevada. However, keep in mind that gold  exists everywhere.
Other than looking at the dates, try holding a few of them together and look at the edges, the silver ones look different. Regular non-silver quarters will have a 2 colors on the rim but silver coins only have 1.If you live close to Canada this might not work as well. Using tis method Canadian coins...
Montana is the state that has the northernmost monument to the Confederacy.
It depends on various measures: 1. how much land you have to  disrupt, 2. the size of the rocks and if you are crushing them...  etc...
Flakes of gold are fairly heavy, but flakes of rock and sand are not. So the goal is to stir up the muck that you shoveled out of the river bed and let the water wash away the light stuff (the sand and rock) while the heavy stuff (the gold) settles to the bottom of the pan. A "cradle" was just a...
Pyrite will not melt. It undergoes thermal decomposition starting  at 550 °C.
No one person. Gold is rare and useful- the rarity makes it expensive. If there was gold sitting around everywhere, it would not be expensive.
Getting rich from gold prospecting takes a mixture of hard work, skill, experience, money and luck. You must be willing to spend weeks, months , even years trying to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together that create the conditions for a big strike.Striking it rich does happen but most people...
The first gold rush in US history was in the Carolinas in 1799.
An un-Godly price of $11. Almost unattainable by the average  prospector.
I'm thinking by (how did?) you mean in the old west. Gold prospecting back then was a rather primitive method for finding and recovering gold. Usually pick and pan, shovel, hand made sluice and rocker boxes.Back then they went as far as to divert a gold bearing river so they could work the gold...
Many miners use a gold pan and pan along streams and rivers that have a history of producing gold in the past. Others use a dredge. A dredge sucks up the gravel at the bottom of a stream or river and runs the gravel over a sluice box to separate the gold from the gravel Hard rock mining is another...
Both Gold and Silver have been found in Arkansas from the Ouachita mountains. Gold here is usually found in Manganese stained quartz veins. There are public lands located in the Ouachita mountains in the Ouachita National forest that are open to prospecting. You may want to check with rangers before...
A prospector is someone who explores for minerals or other valuable resources for profit or sometimes just as a hobby. Prospecting involves physical labor looking for any trace of the sought after mineral.
The Lost Dutchman's mine remains lost in Arizona's Superstition Mountains. It is now a Wilderness Area where mining is restricted. There have been many hoax maps of how to find it, but so far it remains untouched. Some contend that it is only a local legend.
Mostly the old guys began by hearing a story of a place that had gold and they headed for that place with only a pan and a pair of tweezers and a mason jar or a small bottle. if they were lucky ( and that's' a big IF ) they would pan for gold and find a little bit and would stake a small claim and...
Gold is a metal, not a mineral.
A prospector was and continues to be someone who explores for minerals or other valuable resources. This may be for profit or as a hobby. A prospector differs from a miner in that a prospector seeks out new deposits whereas a miner extracts minerals from existing deposits. Prospectors, past and...
It was extremely hard and very tiring. They worked long hours of the day and night. And they hardly ever found anything. They also had to deal with claim steamers that would try to dig for their gold.
  Yes, it is possible, but VERY difficult and arduous work. ----------------- It very much depends on how much money it takes to maintain your desired lifestyle. When i lived out of my van and had no children or wife i found it was very easy to earn a living. Once i got the experience i...
There was a need for most every trade that supplied the miners with the tools to prospect for gold. Almost everything we need today was used back then. People were needed to cook and fix equipment, sell shovels and food. There was entertainment, saloons and veterinarians to take care of the horses....
gold is processed by getting gold from the gold mine, then they make it into gold bars and send it off. the shape it by melting it in a thing that they want to shape it in.
It very much depends on what type of gold mining you are doing. There is Placer mining, hard rock mining, high banking and dry desert mining, among others. Most miners begin with a Gold pan and prospect along rivers and streams that are known as having produced gold in the past. You'll want to...
Hydraulic mining used a water cannon (called a monitor) to wash the hillside down and into a huge sluice box which separated the Gold from the dirt and gravel.
Public areas that are OK to prospect, areas that are withdrawn from mineral entry (land that cannot be claimed) Mining claims that you have permission to work. Claims that you own. Land that the owner gives permission to prospect.Some state parks allow gold panning. There are many books and web...
Two options: find it or buy it.
Gold is a heavy metal, so when panning or even using a dredge just use the movement of water to wash away the lighter rocks all while being gentle enough to let the gold sink to the bottom. How do you prospect for gold?... Some common methods of prospecting are panning and sluicing. Use of a pan...
they earn about $50000-$200000 per year
Gold is a heavy ductile metal and gold is an Element. Fools gold is actually Iron Pyrite and is brittle and light compared to gold. Gold has a specific gravity around 19 while fools gold (iron pyrite) has a specific gravity of 4.95 to 5.10. Fools gold is harder than gold. The hardness of Fools gold...
The main reason was avalanche. On April 3rd,1898 an avalanche killed at least 50 with some estimates as high as 70. This became known as The Palm Sunday Avalanche.Many people died because they were not properly equip for the extremes of Alaska weather. Others were killed by natives whose land was...