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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.
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 needed to…
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Two options: find it or buy it.
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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.
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The Alaska gold rush began in1897
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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 a…
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they earn about $50000-$200000 per year
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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 are totally different fo…
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No, it was discovered in Sutter's Creek near Sacramento this started the California Gold Rush which brought many settlers out from the eastern United States to the western. San Francisco was the closest major port city.
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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 pr…
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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 …
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it was nasty and dirty because they were mining all day long 18 out of 24 hours 7 days a week.
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thousands of people came rushing from other countries to find gold
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Anything they could get.
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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 …
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It is a gold nugget that was found on the bedrock. It is a chunk of gold, maybe bb sized or larger. Larger than dust or sand. More like a pebble or rock sized. A gold nugget is a clump of gold that is small and very precious. To find one in the 1850s gold rush would be a huge achievement.
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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 bear…
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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 …
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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 h…
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Gold is a metal, not a mineral.
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Gold Mercury Retort.
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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 pres…
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There is x number of gold coins in the pot. x = y/z, where y is equal to the cubic area of the pot, and z is equal to the cubic area of the gold coin. True, there are often times pots of gold that are heaped up, but the question asked how much god is "in" a pot of gold.
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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.
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Rocks do not make gold. Gold is an elemental metallic mineral that can be found in a variety of rocks and sediments.
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Georgia has a fair amount of gold.
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To date, gold and silver can be mined more economically on land.
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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. …
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In the gold rush days of the United States, they would commonly yell "EUREKA", then ride a horse to town to celebrate. Their claim would then be jumped and a fight would ensue, generally ending in the death of the poor miner.
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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 pros…
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Aqua Regia will dissolve gold. Aqua Regia is a mixture of Nitric acid and Hydrochloric acid.
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Quartz is the main host rock for Gold. You can also find gold that has eroded out of the rock.
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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.
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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 sear…
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Yes, absolutely Yes gold is found in The United States. California is called the gold state for a reason. Actually, Gold has been found, in paying quantities, in many states. Alaska, California,Oregon,Washington, Colorado, Arizona,New Mexico, Georgia and many others all have histories of abundant go…
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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…
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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 ta…
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Yes.
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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 ne…
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Some returned home, some stayed on and found that the best way to make gold was by selling supplies to the prospectors on their way to the gold fields.
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A gold laptop will be expensive- maybe in the 2000 range.
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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 botto…
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Sluices were first used in the alluvial mining of gold placer deposits during the California Gold Rush.
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It is found on all continents (w/ the exception of Antarctica) but is most abundant in Africa, especially South Africa (country).
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The best place to prospect for gold is where gold has historically been found. Gold bearing streams and rivers are well known and present the best place for finding more gold.
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Conrad Reed was 12 when he first discovered gold in Charlotte, North Carolina during the year 1782.
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Mining Simplified world active mining map (click to enlarge) Chuquicamata, Chile, site of the largest circumference and second deepest open pitcopper mine in the world. Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, from an orebody, lode, ve…
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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.
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Indeed, many are commonly so. Mines were even dug under the sea in early industrial times. provided your pumping gear is up to the task, and your overburden is impervious enough, it is OK.
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It mainly depends where you are prospecting, experience and what tools you are using. If you use a sluicebox, you can move more material ( dirt, sand, etc.) through it in a days time than you can just using a Gold pan.Other tools like a gold dredge allow you to process even more material. Where you …
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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 ti…
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The lowest point.
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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 ....
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Sometimes they hand carried them in.
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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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The Klondike gold rush began in July of 1897 and the Klondike hopefuls, which were miners of all sizes and shapes, were referred to as "Stampeders".
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The ore must be assayed.
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No. Most didn't find gold, and went home broke. Some opened stores and one came up with an idea for a better pant. His name was Levi Strauss and he introduced brads to seams on a blue jean material so it would hold up better in the dirt and water. Another came up with an idea for a bread and it was …
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Melt it!
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Classifier Sieves are available in many different "Mesh" Sizes. These sizes are based on the holes per square inch. A size 8 would have 8 holes per square inch, and a size 20 would have 20 holes per square inch. These are used to separate different sizes of dirt from each other.Different types of pr…
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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.
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They didn't have big equipment like so they would run a pipe up hill into a dammed up spot in the river and the pressure would wash away the banks of the hill and leave the heaver gold then they would sluice it and pan it they were able to move allot of earth that way and scared the land.
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My research & personal experience has only turned up restrictions limiting equipment to bring in for use (no dynamite, jackhammers, or, bulldozers!). Panning is allowed everywhere on BLM land. I've never come across ban on use of standard rock hammers or small (single-hand use) pickaxes. I've a…
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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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you didnt show me any information on the gold fields and why it was suppressed why did you do that oops cookies are ready gtg dont want to burn them :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
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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 Virginia Ci…
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Some did, while many more barely eked out a living by prospecting. Eventually they took other jobs such as farmers, tradesmen, and dockworkers.
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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 mark…
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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.
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Gold! The famous "Klondike Gold Rush", referring to the gold found in the Klondike River of the Canadian Territory of Yukon beginning in 1896
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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.
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Silver, copper, and zinc. However, other metals may be added, especially to make colored gold.
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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 metal…
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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 th…
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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...
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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…
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I guess one is Sacramento thats a capital acctually...
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Possibly at bedrock. or at the mouth of. dry streambeds emptying out of the Mazatzal Mts. northeast of Phoenix.
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hit it with a hammer: if it shatters its fools gold, if it flattens it is probably gold.
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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 g…
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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.
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because of gold mines.
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All California coastline beaches contain gold. Unfortunately, they contain various levels of gold or gold dust and it is a hit or miss circumstance.
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No. This would be the year the mint made quarters from copper-nickel.
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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.
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Uranium is rarely found as a free metal, it is combined with other materials as uranium ore.
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