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Fists Full of Gold -- How you can Find Gold in
the Mountains and Deserts
This infomative guide book by Chris Ralph offers everything
you need to know to find and prospect for gold. It is meant
for both beginners and more experienced prospectors and offers
a wealth of information on equipment operations, the geology
of how gold is formed and how to find gold rich areas on your
The Minelab Explorer & E-Trac Handbook
Some of the topics include:
Gold... ABC's of Panning!
Written for the beginner in layman's language, this book gives
you all the basics on gold panning.
Gold Panning is Easy
Take your next vacation in beautiful gold country. Follow the
simple illustrated instructions in this book and use Roy's patented
"Gravity Trap" gold pan. You are certain to enjoy
the glorious outdoors. And you may experience the thrill of
a lifetime as you find color of your very own!
Where to Find Gold
In this book, you will take a trip with Jim through some of
the most beautiful gold bearing country you will ever see. Visit
old mines and ghost town and hear the tales of lost treasure.
Further, you will learn about the techniques and equipment used
by the old timers and today's modern gold seekers
The Treasure Hunter's Handbook
Some of the topics covered include:
Underwater Sniping for Gold
This book covers how to snipe for gold, tools and techniques,
facts about gold and cleaning and selling your gold. It contains
useful maps and pointers on where to go, suction stick plans
and prospecting club listings.
Gold Fever -- The Art of Panning and Sluicing
This best-selling title has helped push thousands of people
into gold prospecting. You'll learn all the basics of gold prospecting
from how and where to look for it to the best methods for gold
extraction. The basics of panning and sluicing are covered,
plus information on turning your new-found gold into jewelry.
An up-to-date introduction to meteorites and their scientific
importance, this short work bears the imprimatur of London’s
Natural History Museum, with which the authors are associated.
Containing ample color photographs and diagrams, the work taps
into the fact that meteorites are a field in which amateurs
can make a genuine contribution to science by reporting a fireball
in the sky or finding a meteorite on the ground. Accordingly,
the authors describe what extraterrestrial rocks look like and
the regions in which they are apt to be found and then delve
into their significance to scientists such as themselves. In
short, the mineralogy of meteorites records the origins of the
solar system. Photographs of thin-slice sections show in kaleidoscopic
vividness how visually varied the interior of meteorites are,
while the authors’ text explains the lines of chemical
evidence by which scientists connect a meteorite to an epoch
of time or a specific asteroid of origin. Including photos of
recent space missions dedicated to meteoritic research, this
is a capable title for libraries needing an introductory book
Treasure Caches Can be Found
Join Charles Garrett, one of the metal detection industry's
foremost authorities and prolific authors, as he explores the
fascinating hobby of cache hunting in his exciting new book,
"Treasure Caches Can Be Found." Learn from a leading
expert as he teaches you how to properly research, locate and
recover treasure caches from decades and centuries past. Read
about some of his own cache hunting adventures and join him
as he recounts some of the exciting tales of legendary outlaws,
bandits and pirates whose hidden caches may still be waiting
for you. 180 Pages filled with many illustrations and outstanding
pictures in black and white and color showing actual treasure
hunts with lots of finds. This book is a excellent for anyone
hoping to make that "Big Find."
Relic hunting is a leisure sport for some and a very serious
endeavor for others. The aim of the author is for this text
to offer some additional insight into metal detector basics,
research techniques, field reconnaissance, and the identification
of recovered artifacts. Many metal detectorists and landowners
contributed to this book by sharing their techniques, tips,
and photos, or by helping to research particular sites. Countless
color photos included.
Written by world famous meteorite seeker and collector Alain Carion, this book presents the basics of meteorites in an interesting and easy to read format. Combining both the science and the history of rocks from space as well as countless beautiful color photographs and an extensive guide to the most famous and important falls and finds, this is the perfect entry-level volume for those interested in starting their own collection. It is also suitable for collectors who want a handy reference, as well as people who are just interested in our frequent visitors from space.
The MXT Edge
The White's MXT is a multi-purpose metal detector that provides
great performance whether you're hunting for coins, searching
for antique relics, or prospecting for gold. This book provides
detailed information on the use, operation, and technology of
White's MXT as well as vital information on the related topics
of ground mineralization and target metal characteristics. Find
more with the MXT by understanding the details about its: -audio
modes, -VDI numbers, -ground mineralization tracking and cancellation
systems, -search coils, and much more. Filled with charts, diagrams,
undocumented features, tips, and techniques not found anywhere
else, The MXT Edge provides an unparalleled resource for getting
the most from White's MXT technology.
Metal Detecting for the Beginner, 2nd Edition
This 2nd Edition is an expanded version of the original best-selling
book on metal detecting. More pages, more photographs, and a
vastly enhanced discussion of using the internet to complement
your treasure hunting were added. The book includes a thorough
explanation of crucial concepts for the beginner, such as discrimination
and target identification. Resources include a list of manufacturers,
hobby-related web sites, and step-by-step instructions for using
the internet for planning and research.
Gold Mining in Oregon
Follow the Drywashers; Volume 3 -- The Nuggetshooter's
Bible (Seventh Edition)
Jim Straight's bible for the electronic prospector. This book
was originally published in 1992 and was revised in 2004 to
include information on the newest gold prospecting detectors.
This new edition has 300 pages loaded with information to help
you learn how and where to find gold with a metal detector.
The GPS Guide to Western Gem Trails
Compiled by a veteran rockhound, this handy supplemental GPS
guide directs you to the best collecting sites found in the
western states. Beginning with an introduction and a highway
map for each state, the north latitude, west longitude, DeLorme
map page, section/township/range, 7.5 minute quadrangle sheet
and jurisdiction are provided for each site. Lists of national
parks and monuments, places of special interest, government
agencies contact information and a helpful site index make this
an indispensable tool for GPS users. With over 1,200 locations
to choose from, the GPS Guide to Western Gem Trails is a reliable
location tool to complement the guidebook collection of every
serious rock and fossil collector.
The Weekend Gold Miner
This best-selling, compact and engagingly written book has
sent gold hobbyists out to try their hands at finding gold for
over 30 years. Affordably priced, this book explains in plain
language the basic information you need before looking for gold:
where to look for gold, what to look for, how to get it out,
how to test for gold, and what to do if you strike it rich.
Dr. Ryan also covers topics such as the specific skills needed
for mining in the desert, metal detecting, and how to build
some of your own equipment. The final chapter contains a fun
discussion of ghost towns and lost mines.
Recreational Gold Prospecting for Fun and Profit
Knowing where to look for gold is a well-kept secret-and a
fun, exciting escape from our hectic daily lives. This entertaining,
well-written book is for those who have ever thought about looking
for gold as a hobby. If you're just starting out in gold prospecting,
this is the book for you. Here are straightforward and complete
answers to all of your questions about where to go, what to
bring, what to do when you get there, and also when you get
back home with your new-found gold. The author's vast experience
in outdoor recreation and "user-friendly" writing
style will help you get ready to enjoy a great family activity
that's loaded with fun and profit! Complete with text describing
the basic geologic properties of gold.
Looking for Gold
Here are the facts about gold prospecting today--from success
stories to places to start, equipment, laws and regulations,
supplemental gear, staking a claim and analyzing ore, and working
a claim in the United States and Canda.
The Ancient River of Gold
How are gold deposits formed? Where can they be found? This
book explores the "ancient channels": fossilized gold-bearing
Discover Historic California
Discover Historic California takes you to places where history was made... and where history is still alive. With this book as your guide, you'll discover places most travelers miss. You'll know what's beyond the turn in the road... which side road to take.. what there is to see... and a little history about the events that took place there.
It's all in this guide... the men and women who took the risks
and made the sacrifices, the great landmarks in the state's
history, the birthplace of new ideas... the living history of
This is the definitive guide to finding meteorites, written
by one of the best-known personalities in the field and co-host
of the award-winning hit television series Meteorite Men. It
includes detailed information on how to locate, excavate, and
identify rocks from space, and is filled with color photographs
and insider information from an internationally recognized meteorite
Gold Nugget-Teering in Nevada -- Book one
Another outstanding guide by Delos Toole - essential for Nevada
gold nugget hunting. This book contains 140 pages loaded with
topographic and other maps, gold placer mining districts, directions,
and lots of other useful information.
Gold Prospectors Handbook
Gold Map -- Map 5 -- California Mother Lode Gold
-- Yosemite to Quincy, Sacramento to NV
One of Big Valley's favorites!
Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 also available!
A guide to 94 of the best sites in Nevada. Detailed directions, as well as concise information on the types of materials you may find, which tools to bring and recommendations of best times to visit are included in this nice little book.
GOLD -- Panning and Prospecting
This book explains a procedure for gold panning, the type of
equipment needed, what to look for when you go panning, and
locations of gold-bearing areas.
Modern Prospecting -- How to Find, Claim, and Sell
In this book an experienced prospector shares information acquired
through 20 years of classroom study, field work and trial and
error. He outlines a systematic approach to mineral exploration
including how to recognize the signposts of a favorable area,
do the land status research, and follow through with valid claim
staking, soil and rock sampling and assaying. Chapters include
descriptions of the major types of deposits, interviews with
geologists, how to obtain an assay, use geochemical and geophysical
methods, and stake a proper claim. Whether looking for gold,
platinum, diamonds or any other mineral, anyone equipped with
these basic skills greatly increases their ability to discover
new bonanzas. With its handy glossary and helpful contact information
this is the foremost how-to-do-it-right guide to prospecting
in the 21st century.
Gold Country -- The Story Behind the Scenery
Experience the adventure, romance and history of the people
who struggled to realize their share of the American dream while
enduring incredible challenges.
Rocks from Space -- Second Edition
This popular guide to cosmic debris introduces the fascinating
world of meteorites, asteroids, comets, and impact craters.
With more than 50 new color photographs and updated illustrations,
new and expanded appendixes, and some fun cosmic humor, Rocks
from Space, Second Edition, journeys into the last frontier
for close-up looks at the latest astronomical discoveries.
Falling Stars -- A Guide to Meteors & Meteorites
A straightforward and practical guide to all aspects of meteor
Where did Grandpa Hide His Money?
A practical and down-to-earth guide for descendents, heirs,
and caretakers whose ancestors came of age during the Great
Depression and the Second World War and went on to build modern
America. This generation prided themselves on work well done,
loved baseball and their family and even went to church at Easter
and Christmans. They distrusted banks, thought most people in
government were crooks and were genuinely afraid of communists
and hippies taking over the country. They kept some savings
in the bank, but thinking about how their fathers lost all of
their money when the bank shut its doors, they also hid money
in places known only to themselves. Some of it was buried in
coffee cans in the garden. A couple of jars filled with poker
night winnings might have been buried under the doghouse. These
are just a few examples of places this generation buried their
money, thus making it necessary for today's generations to be
creative in looking for it.
Follow the Signs
This is a great handbook on treasure-signs, a list of treasure
laws, and a good adventure story. Chastain started before modern
laws restricted the hobby and has written a fascinating account
of fifty years of treasure hunting experiences. Untouched ghost
towns, mining camps, caves and old cabins lay silently waiting.
Placer Gold Deposits of Nevada
If you are looking for the placer gold deposits in Nevada,
this guidebook and map will make your hunt a whole lot easier.
Includes a large 20.5" x 26.5" Nevada placer deposit
Where to Find Gold in California
An excellent book containing informative descriptions and directions
to the gold sites. Researched in the field, on the rivers, dredging
and hand panning the many water-runs of California. Maps with
directions to the gold site are very accurate. Rare-earth metals
are the new fortunes to be discovered.
Advanced Prospecting & Detecting for Hardrock
Using your metal detector to prospect for lode gold. All the
inside tips on electronic prospecting for lode and residual
placer gold deposits. Revised for 2009 with new information
and color photos.
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