Metal Detecting: An Essential Guide to Detecting Inland, On Beaches and Under Water

Since the appearance of the first commercially available metal detectors in the 1960s, the hobby of metal detecting has developed rapidly and, as the technology has improved, more and more people have become metal detectorists. This is not surprising since metal detecting is an enjoyable and exciting leisure-time pursuit that is accessible to almost everybody, regardless of age or fitness. Moreover, metal detecting need not be an expensive hobby and there is a wide range of metal detectors to suit almost every budget. Contents include how to go about buying your first detector, the principal types of detectors, their advantages and disadvantages and how to use them, how to recover and identify buried objects and clean them, detecting inland, on beaches, and underwater, and the safety precautions required in all three environments, and the law relating to metal detecting, how to research for potential sites, and how to gain the necessary permission to search on private land

Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold

In 1945, US intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These, combined with Japanese treasure recovered during the US occupation, and with recovered Nazi loot, would create a worldwide American political action fund to fight communism. This ‘Black Gold’ gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America’s allies, to bribe political and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years

Arizona, Gold & Gems, 5;Map Set Then & Now

Fascinating series of 5 maps showing gold and gem locations around Arizona, as well as historical maps with settlements dating back to 1868. The first map shows gems and minerals in the northwest, and early mineral locations around the state. The second map shows gold and gems in the northeast part of the state, and mineral districts in 1869. The third map shows gold and gems in the southwest part of the state, and town sites in 1886. The fourth map shows gold and gems in the southeastern part of the state and provides a history of mining in the state. The fifth map shows Arizona in 1881

Lust For Inca Gold: The Llanganati Treasure Story & Maps

Lust for Inca Gold will be your personal expedition into the mysterious Mountains of Llanganati. Through first hand accounts relive the history traveling with the conquistadores and latter day expeditions in search of Atahualpa’s treasure. Share in the discoveries of the intrepid explorers of the region; Richard Spruce, Jordan Stabler, Colonel E.C. Brooks, Captain E. E. Loch, Commander G. M. Dyott and Eugene Brunner, who have gone before you. Attain a visual image of the conditions, hardships, deprivations, successes and failures these men and others faced on their expeditions into the Llanganatis of Ecuador. Numerous original maps and illustrations will provide a means to trace the explorers expedition routes as you travel with them into the unknown. Witness the insatiable quest for knowledge concerning the solution to the riddle of 750 tons of Inca gold hidden deep in the Llanganatis by Ruminahui, the thrill of discovering the unknown, that drove the personal quests of these men, or in some cases . . . their “Lust For Inca Gold.” Going well beyond historical background and what has been written previously, this invaluable resource fills an information gap, relating new or little-known information and portions of the story that have never been told, while clarifying what has been! A very interesting, intriguing story, that also exposes the military and political conditions and events in Ecuador during the country’s transition from military to civilian rule, including the government’s role in the attempted recovery of 750 tons of Inca gold! SRP of $29.95 reduced due to impending release of an expanded second edition! (LUST FOR INCA GOLD Second Edition ISBN 13:978-1480049253

254- Chilkoot Trail/Klondike Gold Rush, AK (Trails Illustrated)

This two-sided map includes Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, portions of the Klondike Highway, Chilkoot Trail, Chilkoot Pass / Parks Canada Warden Station, Happy Camp, Deep Lake, Lindeman City, Bare Loon Lake, Bennet, Crater Lake, Long Lake, Lindeman Lake, Bennett Lake, Summit Lake, Taiya Inlet, the town of Skagway, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Denver Glacier Trail, Skagway River, Dyea, and more. The map features insets of the Skagway Historic District, the Dyea townsite, and an inset showing the Skagway and Dyea Vicinity, as well is useful information about travelling to the area, customs, permits, fees, a suggested equipments list, reservations phone numbers, safety tips, and a section about the historic routes to the Klondike. This includes information about Chilkoot Pass, White Pass, the Yukon River route, the Valdez route, Yakutat Bay Trail, Stikine River, the Ashcroft Trail, and Edmonton Trails. Includes UTM tick marks for use with your GPS unit

California, North Gold & Gems 5 Maps Then & Now Map

Fascinating series of 5 maps showing gold and gem locations around Northern California, as well as historical maps with settlements. The first map shows gems and minerals in the northwest, and the historic gold region in 1851. The second map shows gold and gems in the northeast part of northern California, and the Feather and Yuba Rivers. The third map shows gold and gems in the southwest part of Northern California, and the mining districts in 1850. The fourth map shows gold and gems in the southeastern part of the Northern California, and miscellaneous district information. The fifth map shows the Mother Lode mineral belt and mineral districts

California, South Gold & Gems 5 Maps Then & Now Map

Fascinating series of 5 maps showing gold and gem locations around Southern California, as well as historical maps with settlements. The first map shows gems and minerals in the northwest, and historic gold districts in the eastern section. The second map shows gold and gems in the eastern part of Southern California, and historic gold districts in the western section. The third map shows gold and gems in the southwest part of the state, and historic mineral deposits in the western section. The fourth map shows gold and gems in the southeastern part of the state, and historic mining deposits in the eastern section. The fifth map shows Inyo County in 1883 and mining districts and photos.