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    • By afreakofnature
      Last week I responded to a topic on Jim Straight's bibliography and got thinking that I would like to ask everyone out there what there favorite "Advanced" books are.  I am not talking about the book that tells you to keep your coil level and low, or dig here books.  Books that give methods, techniques, or other tips that you don't really know about until you go out and learn them on your own.  (An example for me would be that I never really knew about raking an area and removing a layer of dirt to get even deeper, but after reading that it completely makes sense.)  Other books that would be good are geology, geomorphology and hyrdogeology for "detectable nuggets."  Sure we can use USGS and State GeoSurveys to find areas that have gold, but a lot of gold out there is fine and undetectable, I want books (pubs) on the formation of nuggety gold!.  I haven't really seen or been able to research any info like that.  I do have the basic grasp, but I love to read in the offseason and learn as much as I can to help on the hunt, plus I am ready for some advanced reading.  Kind of sucks to skim through the first half of a book because it only talks about how to swing a detector 
      Tell me your Favorites!  Lets make a list!
      So far on the list:
      Fists Full of Gold:  A complete Guide to the Art of Prospecting: How You Can Find Gold in the Mountains and Deserts.  (Chris Ralph) The Complete unabridged Zip Zip  (Larry Sallee) DFX Gold Methods: Finding Gold Jewelry with the Whites DFX E series TM Metal Detector. (Clive Clynick) Treasure Hunting Manual Vol 7 (Von Mueller) Tom Dankowski's 5th Edition Fisher Intelligence booklet.  (Tom Dankowski) CoinShooting I, II, and III.  (Glenn Carson) Advanced Nuggetshooting - How to Prospect for Gold with a Metal Detector.
    • By Steve Herschbach
      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
    • By Clay Diggins
      Land Matters updated their Mining Claim Maps this past Wednesday.
      Although the LR2000 has been shut down Land Matters gets their data directly from the main BLM database in Denver. This mining claims update is only current until the gov shutdown on December 21st. We've been updating these maps twice a month for more than 4 years now.
      There have been some really big changes in Arizona this past month with a lot of ground opening up in some very good areas. A lot of the newly closed claims were old, from the 1930's and later so this isn't just the usual end of year churn.
      On a related subject the LR2000 went live again today. I guess the new boss told them to flip the switch? It did seem petty to take it down during the shutdown since the servers are already paid for. 
    • By Tnsharpshooter
      http://home.insightbb.com/~johnhetti/coinstrike/
      BTW there are links inside this link that gives info about some of the older Fisher model detectors.

      Fisher Coin Strike metal detector
    • By fredmason
      For those that get the ICMJ, Norm aka Klunker wrote a fine article in the most recent issue.
      Very funny, of course!
      For about 10 cents (American) a day you could be getting these articles
      thanks for the laughs, Klunker
      fred
    • By amergin
      I just came across this Book "Forgotten Coins of the North American Colonies" on eBay
      So I decided to buy it with the CD. 

      It just arrived yesterday and I am floored at this extensive study of colonial counterfeits, the book is nearly 1" thick and the coins are reproduced over sized, it a great inexpensive reference guide, and an in-depth education into how raw it was to have to manage during those early years
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