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Free metal detecting & gold prospecting books in pdf format.

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  1. Advanced Nugget Hunting With the Fisher Gold Bug Metal Detector

    Advanced Nugget Hunting With the Fisher Gold Bug Metal Detector by Pieter Heydelaar & Dave Johnson, Fisher Labs
    3rd Printing Jan 1993, 2.36 MB pdf file, 46 pages
    This out-of-print book is a good basic text on gold nugget detecting. Although it uses the original Fisher Gold Bug as an example the information applies to most nugget detectors. Part 2 by David Johnson is an excellent primer on hot rocks.
    First Texas (Fisher) Forum

    24 downloads

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  2. Fisher Intelligence 5th Edition

    Fisher Intelligence - Advancing the Hobby of Metal Detecting by Thomas J. Dankowski, Fisher Labs
    5th Edition 04/2006, 6 MB pdf file, 48 pages
    Thought provoking articles on aspects of metal detecting not often talked about.
    First Texas (Fisher) Forum

    22 downloads

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  3. Gold Districts of California

    Gold Districts of California by William B. Clark (State of California)
    1970 California Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin 193, 14.55 MB pdf file, 186 pages
    A relatively up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the gold deposits of California.
    Gold Panning, Sluicing, Dredging, Drywashing Forum

    18 downloads

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  4. Gold Placers and Placering in Arizona

    Gold Placers and Placering in Arizona by Eldred D. Wilson (State of Arizona)
    1961 Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Bulletin 168, 6.34 MB pdf file, 125 pages
    A description of the geology, mining history, and production of the major gold mining districts in Arizona.
    Gold Panning, Sluicing, Dredging, Drywashing Forum

    14 downloads

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  5. Gold Prospecting With A VLF Metal Detector

    Gold Prospecting With A VLF Metal Detector by Dave Johnson, First Texas
    10 Mar 2010 Edition, 2.93 MB pdf file, 56 pages
    Dave is the Chief Designer for First Texas Products and has been involved in designing most of the VLF gold prospecting detectors sold over the last 30 years. This is an excellent primer on using VLF detectors to prospect for gold.
    First Texas (Bounty Hunter, Fisher, Teknetics) Forum

    29 downloads

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  6. Metal Detector Basics And Theory

    Metal Detector Basics And Theory by Bruce Candy, Minelab
    1.42 MB pdf file, 24 pages
    Bruce is a co-founder of Minelab and the man behind their most advanced designs. This information delves into much greater detail than the above link and has many more illustrations and diagrams.
    Minelab Metal Detector Forum

    41 downloads

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  7. Minelab Metal Detector Terminology

    Metal Detecting Terminology (Minelab)
    2010 Knowledge Base Article KBA 04-1, 1.65 MB pdf file, 17 pages
    Metal detecting terminology and definitions, with an emphasis on Minelab technology wording and descriptions.
    Minelab Metal Detector Forum

    15 downloads

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  8. Placer Deposits of Alaska

    Placer Deposits of Alaska by Edward H. Cobb (USGS)
    1973 USGS Bulletin 1374, 14.97 MB pdf file, 219 pages
    An inventory of the placer mines and prospects of Alaska, their history and geologic setting.
    Gold Panning, Sluicing, Dredging, Drywashing Forum

    19 downloads

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  9. Placer Examination Principles And Practice

    Placer Examination Principles And Practice by John H. Wells (BLM)
    BLM Technical Bulletin 4 1969 Reprinted with errata 1989, 9.37 MB pdf file, 195 pages
    The classic work on evaluating precious metal placer deposits.
    Gold Panning, Sluicing, Dredging, Drywashing Forum

    24 downloads

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  10. Placer Gold Deposits of Arizona

    Placer Gold Deposits of Arizona by Maureen G. Johnson (USGS)
    1972 USGS Bulletin 1355, 34.61 MB pdf file, 109 pages
    A catalog of location, geology, and production with lists of annotated references pertaining to the placer districts of Arizona.
    Gold Panning, Sluicing, Dredging, Drywashing Forum

    13 downloads

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  11. Placer Gold Deposits of Nevada

    Placer Gold Deposits of Nevada by Maureen G. Johnson (USGS)
    1973 USGS Bulletin 1356, 2.93 MB pdf file, 122 pages
    A catalog of location, geology, and production with lists of annotated references pertaining to the placer districts of Nevada.
    Gold Panning, Sluicing, Dredging, Drywashing Forum

    19 downloads

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  12. Placer Gold Deposits of New Mexico

    Placer Gold Deposits of New Mexico by Maureen G. Johnson (USGS)
    1972 USGS Bulletin 1348, 3.17 MB pdf file, 50 pages
    A catalog of location, geology, and production, with lists of annotated references pertaining to the placer districts of New Mexico.
    Gold Panning, Sluicing, Dredging, Drywashing Forum

    9 downloads

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  13. Placer Gold Deposits of Utah

    Placer Gold Deposits of Utah by Maureen G. Johnson (USGS)
    1973 USGS Bulletin 1357, 1.94 MB pdf file, 32 pages
    A catalog of location, geology, and production, with lists of annotated references pertaining to the placer districts of Utah.
    Gold Panning, Sluicing, Dredging, Drywashing Forum

    8 downloads

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  14. Principal Gold Producing Districts of the United States

    Principal Gold Producing Districts of the United States by A. H. Koschmann and M. H. Bergendahl (USGS)
    1968 USGS Professional Paper 610, 30.66 MB pdf file, 290 pages
    A description of the geology, mining history, and production of the major gold-mining districts in 21 states.
    Gold Panning, Sluicing, Dredging, Drywashing Forum

    20 downloads

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  15. The Tertiary Gravels of the Sierra Nevada of California

    The Tertiary Gravels of the Sierra Nevada of California by Waldemar Lindgren (USGS)
    1911 USGS Professional Paper 73, 12.13 MB pdf file, 285 pages
    A California geology classic. An account of the Tertiary formations of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the origin and distribution of the gold-bearing (auriferous) gravels.
    Gold Panning, Sluicing, Dredging, Drywashing Forum

    8 downloads

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  16. Understanding Your X-Terra

    Understanding Your X-Terra by Randy Horton AKA Digger (Minelab)
    14.51 MB pdf file, 96 pages
    Information on how to properly set up your X-TERRA, how to better understand its functionality and how to maximize its performance for specific sites.
    Minelab X-Terra 305 Data & Reviews
    Minelab X-Terra 505 Data & Reviews
    Minelab X-Terra 705 Data & Reviews
    Minelab Metal Detector Forum

    5 downloads

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