Ive attached a lidar map of the main area i prospect. Id like to get peoples knee-jerk reactions on where they would swing a detector knowing large nuggets (they have generally been very crystalline with a few specimens found) have been found in the creek. So what would be your number 1, 2, and 3 spots to focus on. Ive detected around a good bit and have yet find anything outside of the creek, but i want to see if im missing something obvious. lol
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By Steve Herschbach
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
Never been prospecting before. I found an area that has gold history but i don't know how to find out who owns the land if anybody. It is just outside a National Forest which I'm pretty sure is ok to detect on but not sure about the area just outside. Any tips would help!
By Ridge Runner
I have four books that I’m going to give away with all from 1972.
All you have to do is just let me know that you want your name in the pot. I’ll put a number by your name and then put the number only in the pot and draw a winner out.
This comtest will end 9 June at 6 PM CST. I will ship free to your address.
By Stephen newell
So I did a search and didn't find what I was after. What I would like to figure out is how to find old places to coin shoot. I guess parks would be a easy point to start.
1. How to find the age of a place.
2. How to find old places that might be abandoned or reused.
3. General techniques of selecting a place to look for old coins.
Example I live in Reno with Steve ( probably why I don't find good nuggets or coins). Steve got some great coins as of late and I can't find older than 70 decade. Now I could go to tahoe but that is a drive and I would like a few local spots to take my kids that like treasure hunting, that is what they call it. So I tried figuring it out, no dice. I don' mind doing the work, just need the formula.
I was hoping that the veteran shooters had a method to their research and selection process.
Thanks for the help.
By Steve Herschbach
I keep an eye on various forums just in case something new of interest pops up. I thought I would list the ones I frequent most often here. Feel free to add to the list.
The prospecting forums I visit now and then are:
TreasureNet Gold Prospecting Forum
Very active gold forums
Findmall Prospecting Forum
Alaska Gold Forum
General prospecting with Alaska emphasis
The ICMJ Prospecting & Mining Forum
Many sub-topics relating to prospecting and mining
Canadian Gold Prospecting Forum
Very active forum with many sub-topics
And now the metal detecting forums:
Detector model specific sub-forums
Huge number of treasure hunting topics
Very active forums on a wide range of metal detecting subjects
Tom Dankowski Forum
Focuses on technical aspects of detectors
The Arizona Forums
All good, tend towards Minelab and Arizona but more varied of late
Rob Allison's Nuggethunting Forums
Chris Gholson's Arizona Outback Forums
Bill Southern's Nuggetshooting Forums
What's happening in Australia?
Australia Gold Detecting & Prospecting