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

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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

Diving and Digging for Gold (Prospecting and Treasure Hunting) [Paperback]

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A guide for anyone interested in knowing where and how to find gold, and what
equipment to use. Some helpful tips include lists of things needed, some do’s
and don’t, where to sell gold and where to get more information. Historical
facts of the old mines and excellent engravings, photos and sketches

Metal Detecting Tips: How to Metal Detect for Beginners. Learn How to Find the Best Metal Detector for Coin Shooting, Relic Hunting, Gold Prospecting, Beach Hunting, Treasure Hunting and More

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This book is a complete guide to metal detecting. The author put everything he knows about metal detecting into simple, understandable language so that you can easily learn all there is to know about uncovering buried treasures. Inside the book you will learn:

– The various types of metal detecting.

– The features of a metal detector and how to get the best detector for the right treasure.

– All the tools you will need to get at your buried items (coils, diggers, scoops, etc.)

– How to use a metal detector.

– Tips and pointers – where to look for your treasure.

– How to find treasures while enjoying a beautiful beach setting.

– Key research tips about understanding your site and making sure you will find everything that can be found.

– Extensive list of metal detecting sites and ideas on how to find new ones.

– What you need to know about the law and how to make sure the government will not confiscate your treasure.

– How to obtain permission to search on private properties, including a sample permission letter and liability waiver form.

…and much more.

If you’ve ever been interested in metal detecting, but didn’t know where to start, then I encourage you to learn from the author’s experience and get started on the right footing. This book contains everything you need to know to start metal detecting in no time

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

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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.

Gold Diggers Atlas (Prospecting and Treasure Hunting)

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Want to know where to look for gold? This book of maps shows where gold has been found in the western United States and Canada. Each map shows the location of gold strikes, as well as listing the year gold was found. The locations of purported buried treasure are also listed on each map. Maps cover the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, western Montana, southwest South Dakota, Western Wyoming, and British Columbia. Fun for the gold prospector and the history buff!

Gold Prospecting: An Introduction to Exploring for Gold

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Are you thinking about prospecting for gold?  This book will help get you started on the right path, and help you avoid pitfalls along the way. Centered on prospecting in the United States, it provides an overview of modern gold prospecting, then goes on to discuss the best places to search and the best approaches to take when in the field. This book offers practical advice to help ensure that your gold prospecting ventures are both enjoyable and rewarding

Gold Prospecting in Western Australia Paperback

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Interest in gold in W.A. increased following the 1849 California and 1850’s Victorian rushes.  A rich find made by Arthur Bayley and William Ford during 1892, in Coolgardie, inspired a small rush.  A large amount of gold (over 500 oz) was initially found on Bayley’s Reward lease above a quartz reef.  Within a month, 3000 oz had been found by 400 prospectors.  Soon after, in June 1893, Patrick Hannan, Tom Flanagan and Daniel O’Shea discovered a rich deposit of gold at Mt. Charlotte, Kalgoorlie.  This initiated a rush resulting in the discovery of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder “Golden Mile”.  From here, gold exploration spread throughout the state.  The introduction of ground cancelling metal detectors to Australia in 1974 created renewed interest in prospecting that, together with the high price of gold, led to the prospecting boom of the late 1970’s and early 80’s. The largest nugget ever found in W.A. is the Golden Eagle by Larcombe at Larkinville in 1932.  It weighed 1135 oz. Alluvial and reef gold occurs in the Yilgarn, Pilbara and Kimberley districts.  Approximately 95% of the states gold production has come from the Yilgarn district, exceeding the Pilbara and Kimberley by far