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2
May

Best Gold Clean Ups Ever – Gold Rush & Bering Sea Gold

Best Gold Clean Ups Ever – Gold Rush & Bering Sea Gold

Some of the best gold clean ups from two of the biggest gold mining shows, Gold Rush and Bering Sea Gold

I do not know how much of this show is staged or not, but i have a question for all of you that even bothered to calculate each of the paychecks: It’s just the fact that fine gold like this, brings a price much less than the spot price of gold on the exchanges. Read more »

16
Apr

How to Find Gold in a Dry Creek

How to Find Gold in a Dry Creek

In California and Arizona there’s still lots of gold that can be found by the recreational weekend miner.

This video demonstrates the method used to find a Lead or Ribbon of Gold in a Dry Creek Bed. It demonstrate a systematic and logical STEP-BY- STEP method, which if adhered to will identify any Concentration of Gold that is present. Once the Lead if found, then it can be followed.

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12
Apr

Nevada Gold Detecting

Nevada Gold Detecting

Metal detecting for gold nuggets in Nevada. Found 3 gold nuggets. No it isn’t Rye Patch.
Using a Minelab GPX 4500 gold detector.

Return of the Legendary Gold Detector!

The versatile GPX-4500 is a proven gold finder with many features and great performance. Incorporating Minelab’s superior Multi Period Sensing (MPS), Dual Voltage Technology (DVT) and Smart Electronic Timing Alignment (SETA) technologies it penetrates mineralised ground better and deeper than basic PI detectors.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gold mining in Nevada, a state of the United States, is a major industry, and one of the largest sources of gold in the world. Gold was discovered in the vicinity of Carlin in Eureka County in the 1870s, but production was small. Placer deposits were discovered in 1907, but the deposits were too small to cause much excitement. It was not until 1961 that the Newmont Mining Corporation found the large low-grade gold deposit at Carlin that the mining industry began to take notice.

In 2015 Nevada produced 5,339,659 troy ounces (166.0820 t) of gold worth $6.194 billion, representing 78% of gold produced in the United States and 5.4% of the world’s production. Total gold production recorded from Nevada from 1835 to 2008 totals 152,000,000 troy ounces (4,700 t), worth over US$228 billion at 2011 prices. Much of the gold in Nevada comes from large open pit mining using heap leaching recovery. Read more »

5
Apr

California Gold Rush Miner Traffic

California Gold Rush Miner Traffic

This site said a new 12 month traffic record in March 2017! Yes, this site had over 22,000 unique visitors just last month!

For the last three months this site has generated an average of over 20,800 unique visitors!

California gold rush miner

 

I’d like to say thanks to all my readers and subscribers for making this website so popular!  naturally I continue to post or videos  of our local San Diego and Arizona gold prospecting adventures.
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30
Mar

Australian goldmine prospectors

Australian goldmine prospectors

Australian goldmine prospectors dug with bulldozers and excavators to large gold nuggets. In the detection area the nuggets are picked up with the metaldetector.

Excellent video. Really beats watching the staged drama we have here in the US. Todd, Tony & Parker struck a deal in 2016 to up their salaries from Discovery to $1M each per season, plus $100K per episode. Naturally, they have to keep it dramatic. Yea, this was refreshing. Read more »

16
Mar

Gold Price Jump

Gold Price Jump

Wow, what a day today the gold spot price jumped over $25 an ounce! It would seem that the big jump in gold was predicated by the fact that the Federal Reserve Board said it would gradually increase interest rates.

So far this year the gold spot price is up approximately 7%!

Gold Price Jump

Usually, interest rate hikes are negative for the price of gold. So, I guess today is the exception to the rule.

 


 

 

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16
Mar

How gold is formed

How gold is formed

The consensus view from geologists and scientists on owl gold is formed is that fluids deep in the crust are heated by the Earth’s internal heat. … The fluids moved through the rocks over a large area and “dissolved” the gold. When these fluids cooled or reacted with other rocks the dissolved gold precipitated (came out of the fluid) in cracks or fractures forming 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. Read more »

7
Mar

Arizona gold prospecting drone UAV

Arizona gold prospecting drone

Arizona gold prospecting in the Yuma area. The first step in gold prospecting  is to do your research, then it’s time for the fieldwork and to actually go out to various locations and do sampling to determine first, if there is any gold, and second if there’s enough gold to make it worthwhile to set up all your equipment.

When you’re out in the field, obviously, you’re looking for signs of prior gold prospecting, old mine tailing piles, stacked up rocks by the side of a  dry wash and naturally, rust stained quartz veines. Read more »

2
Mar

San Diego Gold Mine

San Diego Gold Mine

This video was originally broadcast November 2014 by local CBS news station (KFMB).  The Golden Chariot Mine was one of San Diego County’s largest producing gold mines back in the day with a reported gold production of one million dollars. The news story reports that the mine was recently bought by three investors, so perhaps ore cartloads of gold will once again come rolling out of the Golden Chariot Mine tunnels and shafts.

James Henry: “A few years ago when the mine was still on the market, we did go onsite and look around.  Yes, there was a lot of equipment still in the mill building — a shaker table seemed to be one of the biggest items from what I can recall.  Most of it seemed to be junk, but I don’t know that much about what equipment would be salvageable or not.  The two vertical shafts I saw were totally flooded.  One of those shafts is 600 feet deep, I think.  Pumping out the mine would be a major undertaking.” Read more »

7
Feb

Gold Mine Dangers – Prospecting Hazards

Old gold mine dangers that can kill you!

Never enter or even go near old gold mines . . . Nothing is worth losing your life over! sure, we all know there ccan be loose rocks deteriorated wood roof supports,, nails, sharp objects as well as poison gas. But old gold mines are also popular homes for snakes, bats, spiders and large animals like mountain lions,, bears wild pigs and bobcats.

I would bet that you didn’t even think about rabies or in the Southwest, Hantavirus. Hantaviruses are single-stranded, enveloped, negative sense RNA viruses which can kill humans. They normally infect rodents and do not cause disease in these hosts. Anyone exploring caves and mines that contain bats or other mammals should get the rabies vaccine. Read more »