If you’ve ever yearned to mine some buried treasure, you need to learn about the concept of dredging. It’s considered the most effective method of recreational prospecting and it’s gaining in popularity. Simply put, dredging involves using a suction dredge to vacuum gravel from the bottom of a creek bed. For the most part, a […]
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You’re probably asking yourself, “Why would anybody waste their time hunting for gold? After all, the old-timers got it all long ago, didn’t they?” The answer to that is a resounding “Absolutely Not!” The old-timers didn’t get it all. In fact, it is estimated that only about 5 percent of the world’s gold supply has […]
Many techniques and technologies for getting gold out of wherever it’s found, have evolved since the first goldrush. The amateur prospector can still enjoy a great deal of fun by panning, crevicing and dowsing for gold. Those with an eye to higher yields or more “professional” operations, might choose another method. Sluicing One of the […]
When Howard Carter broke through the wall of King Tut’s tomb in 1923, he saw “wonderful things”, which would prove that man had been chasing the glitter of gold for thousands of years. It’s not quite as hard a hobby as it used to be, and the chances of a find like Carter’s in North […]
How to start prospecting.