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Where to dredge for gold

The Challenge Of Prospecting Beginning prospectors often have the misguided idea that they can just walk out in the stream and find gold. But, if it was that easy to find gold then we would all be millionaires. Dredging for gold takes a specific set of skills and know-how to produce a large yield. The […]

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what is a gold dredge

Turn A Profit By Using A Gold Dredge “There’s gold in dem’ there hills!” That one statement has led many men to fortune. But, quite often, the fortune was not in the hills, but in the creeks and rivers running down them. By grabbing a pan, and diving in many people have found riches, but […]

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What is a gold claim

Staking Claims For Gold & Other Valuable Minerals Properties that are owned by a state or the federal government are normally considered to be public property.  However, you cannot extract valuable materials – including gold – from that property without staking a claim.  Failing to stake a gold claim can result in severe fines and […]

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How to pan for gold

The New American Gold Rush We’ve all seen the iconic American image – dozens of old west prospectors squatting next to a creek with a shallow pan.  This is actually a very accurate depiction of what mineral-rich rivers and streams in California looked like during the Gold Rush of the 1850s. Today, more and more […]

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How to mine for gold

Pit & Shaft Gold Mines It’s very easy to sit on a riverbank with a shallow pan and find a few flakes of gold, but if you really want to make a profit with gold prospecting, you’ll probably need to do a little digging.  Most people who’ve struck it rich in the gold market have […]

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How to high bank for gold

Why High Banking? There is gold all over the United States, the only problem is getting it. The technology of mining has improved over the years. Traditional panning was replaced with sluicing, and now sluicing has been greatly improved with high bankers. High bankers are an improvement over normal sluice boxes with their ability to […]

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How to dredge for gold

Gold Dredging In The United States When the gold dredge was first created to mine placer gold from rivers and streams it was a multi-story piece of heavy equipment that took several people to operate effectively.  Gold dredges today are much smaller and more manageable – and some dredges can even be worn as a […]

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How Is Gold Formed

Gold – A Simple Metal Gold is a simple metal that’s anything but simple. Gold, held deep inside the earth over the centuries, has the ability to draw out the latent desire of mankind. Prospectors dig through dirt and stone to track down this elusive mistress. Others simply buy gold for the ones they love […]

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How To Get A Gold Claim

Legality Of Gold Gold is one of the most valuable resources on earth, therefore any transaction of gold must be done with the most legal precision possible.  Knowledge of how to establish a gold claim is essential for any up and coming prospector. If you do not establish a gold claim properly, other prospectors can […]

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How Can I Find Gold

Gold Deposits In The United States Gold is found in two basic forms in the US, placer gold and lode gold.  Lode gold is embedded in hard rock ore and must be mined with shovels, pick axes, jackhammers, and the like from open pit mines or mine shafts.  Placer gold is residual gold flakes or […]

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