Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Want to Know Exactly What's in Those Rocks of Yours? Here's How...

(Damn! Wish I knew what was in this here rock of mine.)

Over the course of the last decade in writing and publishing Bedrock Dreams I have been asked countless times by readers what's in their rocks? Usually these queries come in the form of e-mails, with digital photos attached. Now I can tell you with nearly 100% certainty how to determine what's in those rocks of yours. No games, no BS. Just the straight poop. Now you don't have to ask me about your rocks ever again, providing you have the right tool in your hot little hands.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Basics of Gold Mineralization

 (Howdy do comrade?)

Before I get into the heart of the matter about gold mineralization let me toot my own horn a bit. I'm now a published author in Russia! Yep, you heard right. One of my articles was recently published in a Russian mining trade magazine and the editor was kind enough to send me a copy of the mag. Here's the problem though. It's all in Russian! Anyway, I can still admire the pics of myself within the article. Anyhoo, enough of that. Let's move on to the business at hand.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

There's a Kernel of Truth in Every Tall Tale

 (We're a lot like gamblers.)

Gold miners and prospectors are a lot like gamblers. They tend to overplay their "wins" and down play their "losses." This said, when you hear someone spinning a tall tale about placer or lode gold don't discount their story offhand. Why? There's usually a kernel of truth in what they say.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Where to Hunt for Big Gold in California (Part 2)

 (A six pound [72 troy ounces] "biggee" from California.)

This series of posts is mean to tune you in to areas in California where you might (and probably still can) find big gold. As I said in my last post, if you want to find big gold you need to be looking where large nuggets were found in the past.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Where to Hunt for Big Gold in California (Part 1)

 (This large California nugget is up for sale...or at least it was.)

Some spectacular gold specimens were recovered in California in days gone past, particularly during the Gold Rush years. In more recent times, a number of multi-ounce nuggets have been recovered from both wet and dry placers in the once-Golden State. What's the upshot of all this? If you want to find big gold go where the big gold was found.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

"The Mountains" (Part 1)



Most of you don't know that I've done a lot of writing over the years, including short stories and poetry. Yep, you heard right. Some of my war poetry and nearly a dozen of my short stories have been published in small-circulation literary magazines. At one time I was also the executive director of the San Diego, California Vietnam Veterans Artists and Writers Coalition. Anyway, this series of posts contains a recent short story broken up into segments that I think you might find interesting. Also, the font size has been reduced to prevent the posts from being too long. So get your specs out!