Saturday, January 21, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The "A" List: Top States for Placer Gold in the USA (Part 1)


Here's a list of the best states (based on historical production records) for placer gold in the United States of America. I appreciate the suggestions and ideas some of you have sent in and this post is a reflection of your input.

Monday, January 16, 2017

I Need Your Input


I've been writing and publishing Bedrock Dreams for going on nine years now and I must admit I'm running out of steam. No, the will and spirit are still there but I'm just about tapped out in terms of ideas for posts. That's why I need your input.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Making the Connections (Conclusion)



I left things shrouded in a slight air of mystery in my previous post but now I'm ready to clarify things a bit concerning making the right connections in your small-scale gold mining and prospecting activities. So hang in there and read on.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Making the Connections (Part 1)


 (It's all about making the right connections.)

Although true anomalies due exist in prospecting and gold mining, the majority of the time things tend to follow certain predictable trends or connections. Tuning into those connections is a big step in finding where the gold is. Interested? Then please read on.

Monday, January 2, 2017

My First Book is Finished


Well, after some time and great effort my first book is finished and will be going on sale on Amazon Kindle within the next few weeks. No, the book is not about gold mining and prospecting but there is a great amount of gold to be mined from it. Read on for details and how to get your copy.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Beware Fake Nuggets

 (The real deal.)

Finding your first gold nugget is one of the real "highs" for small-scale gold miners. I still remember my first nugget which I found on my aunt's property just outside Nevada City, California over 35 years ago. However, there are those good souls who aren't miners and who choose to buy placer nuggets for any number of reasons...as specimens to add to their mineral collections, as additions to jewelry pieces, or simply as objects of beauty to have and to hold, to name but a few. But buying gold nuggets has its inherent dangers as you're about to find out in this post.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Getting Your Boots on the Ground

 (New technologies are all fine and well, but...)

Technological advances surround us today and many of these new technologies offer small-scale gold miners and prospectors advantages that would have left the old timers dumbfounded. I think any practical advantage you can use in your prospecting activities is a good thing, but relying strictly on technological advances isn't going to carry the day for you gold-wise. No sir or ma'am.