Few other geologists in history have been as successful at finding gold and other mineral deposits as the authors. The senior author discovered hundreds of gold anomalies and was on the discovery team of one of the largest gold deposits in North America in the Kuskokwim Mountains of Alaska and made the initial discovery of an entire gold district in the Rattlesnake Hills of Wyoming, which is being touted as another Cripple Creek. Although the book focuses on Wyoming; gold is described in other western States in this first volume of two on gold in the West. The authors provide the reader with information on where to find gold, how to find gold and give four decades of combined experience to help the reader understand what to look for and how to read the geology and rock outcrops
Richard Blake’s book, The Complete American Gold Prospector’s Handbook, is a valuable source of information for anyone considering the all-American activity of prospecting for gold. The term Complete in the title certainly describes Richard’s book. It is a reference for people of all experience levels – from the beginner, to the serious amateur and even to the professional prospector. The book contains helpful tips on prospecting and on panning for gold. It has instructions on how to file mining claims and the forms needed to do the filings. Included are maps and descriptions of all major and most minor locations where gold has been found in 47 States. And, for those who want a little more help getting started, there are lists of prospecting suppliers, prospecting clubs and professional services. Richard wrote the book in an easy-to-read fashion, with interesting bits of information on the history of gold mining in the US from the 1700s to the present. It has all that and much more.
In this book an experienced prospector shares information acquired through 20
years of classroom study, field work and trial and error. He outlines a
systematic approach to mineral exploration including how to recognize the
signposts of a favorable area, do the land status research, and follow through
with valid claim staking, soil and rock sampling and assaying. Chapters include
descriptions of the major types of deposits; interviews with geologists; how to
obtain an assay; use geochemical and geophysical methods; and stake a proper
claim. Whether looking for gold, platinum, diamonds or any other mineral, anyone
equipped with these basic skills greatly increases their ability to discover new
bonanzas. With a handy glossary and helpful contact information this is the
foremost how-to-do-it-right guide to prospecting in the 21st century
Gold is where you find it! With over 50 years of productive experience in the desert, the author shares his techniques and professional knowledge of finding gold in the deserts of the American Southwest. This guidebook includes blueprints for making your own drywasher as well as shortcuts and helpful hints that will speed you on your way to finding your first nugget in the desert.
Gold! Gold! A beginners handbook and recreational guide: How & Where to prospect for Gold! reveals everything you will need to know to start your search for this most precious metal! Beginning with an historical overview and geological background, Gold! Gold! gives the reader a thorough understanding of WHY gold is WHERE it is and HOW you can recover it. Seven profusely illustrated chapters from both 19th and 21st century resources outline and instruct on all popular oldtime and modern recovery methods from panning, sluicing, dredging through the use of metal detectors. Gold panning to nugget hunting can be enjoyed by folks and families of all ages and with the historic high price of gold in the world market, Gold! Gold! will show you how to sucessfully pursue and profit from this exciting activity.
This is Bob Marx’s most significant book concerning the shipwrecks of the world and is literally a culmination of more than 50 years of experience and research. He covers all known shipwrecks of both the Old World and New World whose cargoes contained at least $10 million worth of treasures. The World’s Richest Wrecks contained many maps collected by Marx and more than 100 photos of shipwrecks treasures and diving salvage operations, many in full color!