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Fists Full Of Gold By Chris Ralph

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I believe one of the best books available for the small scale miner and prospector is Fists Full Of Gold by Chris Ralph. 362 pages of chock full of information on gold prospecting, small scale mining, and metal detecting. It really is worth a spot on your bookshelf or better yet in front of your nose. Check it out at my new information page Chris Ralph's Fists Full Of Gold

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 Yup. I've been around placer mining since the Jurasic period and still learned and got some new ideas.

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Thanks for the kind words.

I've been prospecting since the mid 1970s, and ended up getting a degree in Mine Engineering at the Mackey School of Mines - part of the University of Nevada. Yet even though I got my degree, I kept up panning, dredging and otherwise prospecting out in the field - because I enjoyed it.

What you know makes all the difference when you get out in the field,  and as I was looking at the books available, I saw that most were written in the 1970s and 80s and did not include a lot of info which I thought they should.  

So I spent 10 years working off and on to produce a book that had all the info I thought a book on prospecting and gold mining should offer, including all the new info on metal detecting, because the world of technology has changed since 1980.

The book has been a big success, in the 4 years since it came out, I've sold more than 6000 copies. Its available at most prospecting stores and through Amazon.

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Ya Klunker, when you going to write, truck full loads?

Chris's book could be your only reference book about prospecting and you would be covered

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