Monday, July 7, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
(These fine cracks in a foundation provide a decent example of what I'm talking about.)
As I've said numerous times before, in the right circumstances bedrock crevice sniping can bring you more placer gold than you ever dreamed of. Hit the right crack or crevice and you might walk away with multiple troy ounces. I know...I've seen it happen more than once in my mining career.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
(Beware the blowhard.)
Not all of the people you come into contact with in your gold prospecting and mining forays are the likable (if sometimes eccentric) characters like "Taylor" or "Crazy Ben." Like life in general, in small-scale mining you'll run into the occasional blowhard, flaming a-hole, and general n'er-do-well. Take a deep breath and let it out slowly, because this post is about just such a person.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
(A 6.5 gram beauty from Scotland.)
Unless I miss my bet here, this post constitutes my first attempt to address placer gold in Europe, specifically Scotland, United Kingdom. So if you you're a Scottish gold prospector or miner, or simply considering a gold panning excursion to what the ancient Romans called "Caledonia," here's some salient info for you.
Friday, June 13, 2014
(One of the nicest guys out there...Jim Straight.)
Since we've been on the subject of geomagnetic prospecting I thought I'd include the following from one of the most experienced and best known "desert rats" still out there, Jim Straight. For those not familiar with Jim, he's a degreed engineer and gold prospector and miner, as well as a published author who has written numerous books, articles, and pamphlets on dry washing, prospecting for desert gold, and nugget shooting. (Did I mention he's one hell of a nice guy too?)
Jim's 84 now and since he's started to slow down some he's asked miner Dan Taylor to take over his book business and Dan, in turn, has graciously allowed me to publish the following info on hunting magnetite pockets: