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Advanced Prospecting and Detecting for Hardrock Gold


When prospecting for gold, learning about the geology of your area could have big payoffs! This book is written for experienced gold hunters, and examines "The relationship of Regional Geology to the Types of Placer Deposits (With Emphasis on Epithermal Deposits Forming Eluvial Placers and How to Metal Detect Them); Meteorites - Mining Districts / Gossans - Laterities". This spiral-bound paperback book is 5.5" x 8.5" with 82 pages.

Advanced Prospecting and Detecting for Hardrock GoldTable of Contents

1. Introduction1
2. Basic Types of Gold Placers5
3. Eluvial and Alluvial Placers9
4. Genesis9
5. Three Types of Ore Deposits10
6. Characteristics of Gold16
7. Poor Placer Gold Recovery17
8. Hot Water Alteration20
9. Weathering Processes20
10. Supergene Enrichment23
11. Character of Hardrock Gold24
12. The Classification of Igneous Rocks25
13. "Hit and Miss" Prospecting28
14. Stay Out of Old Mines28
15. Lost Mines30
16. Detecting Around Old Hardrock Free-Milling Gold Workings31
17. The Eastern States33
18. How to Detect for Gold Ore and Float33
19. Ground Effects33
20. Free Quartz Float35
21. Nuggetshooting in the California Mother Lode35
22. Notes on Prospecting in Altered Areas for Pocket Gold40
23. Research Tips55
24. Warning!56
25. Tips to Better Detecting56
26. Prospecting Tips58
27. Even More Nuggetshooting Tips59
28. Nuggets, Specie and Gold Veins69
29. Gossans and Laterities69
30. Mid-Range Eluvial Nuggets72
31. The Beginning of Modern Placers73
32. Conclusion74
Glossary75
References80
Charts and Illustrations