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Gold Dredging Idaho

 Gold Dredging

Gold dredging – – Gold dredges are an important tool of gold miners around the world.They allow profitable mining at relatively low operational costs. Even though the concept is simple in principle, dredges can be engineered in different ways allowing to catch different sizes of gold specimen. Hence the efficiency of gold dredges differs greatly depending on its specifications.

We took our dredges and equipment to our claim where we spent a couple days camping, eating well, relaxing & finding the gold.
We were happy with our take and especially since that nice picker showed up in the blue miners moss.
Thanks for watching and allowing me to share my hobby with you.

Prior to considering any Recreational Mining in Idaho be sure to check with all State & Federal agencies to ensure that you have the proper permits. Below is some information that was obtained fromthe Idaho Department of water resources. But, keep in mind that rules and regulations are change all the time, and it is incumbent upon you, the recreational minor to be sure  that you are in compliance prior to any type of recreational gold mining in Idaho. Read more »


Colorado Gem prospecting

Colorado Gem prospecting

We met a fellow prospector last year at a gem show, who offered us a chance to go dig on his undisclosed crystal claim. (Due to a rash of “High-graders” and irresponsible hikers) We happily exchanged our time and labor to get his spot, “Up to snuff.” in time for the opening of this season and, for a chance to dig in one of his harder to reach digs. He said the digs were sweet but on the far corner of his claim, and only Smokey’s and Fluorite were there….What we find surprises us all.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

There are seven major collecting areas within the Pikes Peak granite. All of the collecting areas have the same basic assemblage minerals, predominately consisting of smoky quartz crystals and amazonite, with topaz, phenakite and other rarer minerals in certain areas. Although most collecting areas have this same basic assortment of minerals, each area is distinctive and tends to feature certain minerals over others.

Microcline feldspar variety amazonite with smoky quartz from Two Point Claim, Teller County

The collecting area, starting from the southern-most localities, include: Read more »


Gold Nugget Metal Detecting

Gold Nugget Metal Detecting

Watch as this prospector working a new nugget patch finds a handful of gold klunker nuggets, 1/2 oz to 3/4 oz.  Using a Minelab  GPZ 7000 gold detector, finds almost 3.5 ounces of gold nuggets in 3 days!  Gold Nugget Metal Detecting  yellow though

Interesting question and answer from this video:

Question; Anytime I see someone find and dig a nugget on camera I always wonder how did you know when to turn the camera on? How did you know you were going to find gold right in that spot? In order for this to be real you would have to keep the camera on the whole time you’re out detecting, and then edit out the hundreds and hundreds of hours of detecting when you don’t find anything????

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Arizona Gold Dredging – Arizona Gold Mining

Arizona Gold Dredging

American Mining Rights Association  – AMRA gold dredging the Hassyampa River in Arizona.

The Hassayampa River was most actively worked between 1885 and 1890. there is reportedly an old timer saying about prospecting on the Hassyampa River that goes like:

“If ya wash yer face in the Hassayampa River ya can pan four ounces of gold dust from yer whiskers.”

Well, when it comes to prospectors exaggerating about gold, it’s similar to fishermen exaggerating about the one that got away. but, the truth is there was and still is quite a lot of gold in Arizona. Read more »


Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

Hapopy 4rh of July  - Happy 4th of JulyCalifornia gold prospecting

Happy 4th of July


Mother Lode Gold

Mother Lode Gold Veins

Gold may occur as deposits called lodes, or veins, in fractured rock. It may also be dispersed within Earth’s crust. Most lode deposits form when heated fluids circulate through gold-bearing rocks, picking up gold and concentrating it in new locations in the crust. Chemical differences in the fluids and the rocks, as well as physical differences in the rocks, create many different types of lode deposits.

Revered for its aesthetic and metallurgical properties for thousands of years, gold is still one of the most sought after precious metals. There’s no question gold has played a unique role for humanity, for better or for worse. Today, we’ll explore the fascinating science behind the origin of gold atoms and some theories that seek to explain how the prized element got to where it is today, here on Earth.

Why Gold is important

gold in quartz

gold in quartz

From what are now Israeli hills during the Copper Age to the Bulgarian Varna Necropolis in the 4th Read more »


Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day speech

When I hear “Make America Great Again”… This is what I think about.

Sad to say many of our youth have been taught that America has NOT been great. They are being taught by the Progressives that WE are the problem with the world. Parents, it is up to YOU to deprogram what the Public Education system has taught AND NOT TAUGHT your kids. Watch the History channel with them. Make it a special night with special food or desserts. Tell them about WW2, who was involved and WHY we stayed out for so long. If history is continued to be rewritten by the Progressives…YOUR kids will not live free!!!!!




Memorial Day

Gold Ownership

Why Government May Ban Gold Ownership

gold bars - spot gold price gold ownershipIndividual gold ownership may one day be a thing of the past! One should realize the US debts cannot be repaid. Period!

To “pay” with freshly printed script is the same as borrowing more. The game, if you want to look at it that way, get’s more interesting when you begin to realize that the “interest” has to keep rising as well as the total amount owed. The measure of the value of interest is the sum of nominal interest added to the the percent loss of purchasing power. Read more »


Gold Recovery

Gold Recovery from scrap materials

Recycling of gold and other metals from industrial production a business is really shining.

Please remember that RECOVERY and REFINING are two totally different processes. With escrap, and with many other forms of gold scrap, the gold must first be RECOVERED from the scrap before it can be REFINED to high purity gold. Read more »


Arizona gold metal detecting

Arizona gold metal detecting

In Southern California the best place for finding nuggets is over the border in Arizona!

Gold nugget hunting is a great hobby just don’t plan on getting rich doing it! Actually, riding out from San Diego to Yuma and to Quartzite Arizona we usually find some gold, but the truth of it is it is extremely rare to find enough gold that would ever pay for the gas used in the trip. Read more »