Free Gold Prospecting and Mining Downloads from the Arizona Geological Survey
A Wealth of Information
For those of you interested in gold prospecting and mining in the Grand Canyon State (and elsewhere for that matter), the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) has a wealth of information available. Included are the following free (yes, you heard right) prospecting and mining downloads:
"Gold Placers and Placering in Arizona," E.D. Wilson, 1981 (reprint). http://www.azgs.az.gov/Mineral%20Scans/gold_bull168_ocr.pdf
Gold Panning Kits
"Geologic Map of the Oatman District, Mohave County, Arizona." http://www.azgs.az.gov/Mineral%20Scans/gold_bull131map_ocr.pdf
Other AZGS Publications Available
There are a number of other AZGS publications available online as well, so you may want to take a look. You can find this additional AZGS information at:
Overall, I think the AZGS has done a fine job and has made some very useful information available to the general public. They should be commended for their efforts.
Although some publications are a bit dated there is still useful data and information that can be gleaned by the inquiring miner and/or prospector. So get to it!P&S Fishing Tackle
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