Gold prices have TRIPLED in the last 10 years and the long-term price trends still point up, so there's never been a better time to find your own! And the best part is that you can find and recover placer gold in numerous ways with a variety of affordable equipment and supplies found on this website that will meet your needs and your budget.
We strive to bring all these new products to you on this website. Whether you're gold panning or want to use a sluice or a highbanker in a stream, or a drywasher in arid regions, or a trommel that moves lots of material, or a gold panning machine to save your muscles, or a gold detector, you will find lots of choices and information.
What is a placer mining claim? The offical definition is "all forms or deposit, except veins of quartz, or other rock in-place." In other words, any deposit not located in a lode deposit. It is a piece of publicly accessible federal land that is open for mineral entry and claiming. Filing a mining claim with the Bureau of Land Management gives you the right to extract the minerals on the claim, but does not give you exclusive rights to the property itself. In the Lower 48, the maximum size of a mining claim is 20 acres per person.
Remember that federal, state or local guidelines and regulations may differ from location to location, so be aware of the rules before you prospect anywhere. There's still plenty of gold to be found (U.S. Geological Surveys estimate that 33,000 metric tons-- nearly 1.2 billion ounces-- await discovery, mostly in the western USA), so get out there and get your share!
DID YOU KNOW? The market price of gold is based on 1 troy ounce of pure gold. In every ounce, there is 480 grains, 20 pennyweight or 31.104 grams. Since gold has gotten so valuable, it has become necessary to weigh it down to a fraction of a grain. Every grain counts and every grain is valuable, so before you go to sell your gold, weigh it carefully on a sensitive digital scale that can register to at least one-tenth of a gram.
The spot price of gold is the official price of gold at any given moment and can vary between different sources of data. The most common quoted spot price comes from the London P.M. or afternoon fix gold spot price, actually set during the morning hours in the United States, around 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time. The London PM fix, of all the gold spot prices, is the price at which the world's largest size gold purchases and sales are accomplished on any given day. This is the one price of gold in US dollars which is quoted daily, and familiarly, around the world. During the U.S. trading day, the spot price is usually based on the latest Comex spot gold price. This is a constantly changing price from the New York markets, and trading goes on until about 2:00 p.n. Eastern time.
Chunky nuggets, gleaming flakes, fine flour gold... all forms of the shiny stuff have been valued since the dawn of time as a store of wealth, and gold continues to be the most solid medium of exchange in the world. No matter the size or type, or whether you find it in a stream or out in the desert, gold is the noblest of metals and having the right gold mining equipment makes recovery easier, more profitable, and lots more fun!
Luckily for all of us, modern-day prospectors and manufacturers are constantly inventing new and innovative equipment and supplies to make gold recovery much easier than it was during the Gold Rush days of the '49ers!
Whether you're a part-time prospector, dedicated metal detectorist or rockhound, there has never been a better time to get involved in the modern day Gold Rush! Not only is treasure hunting a hobby that can pay you back, it's an activity the entire family can enjoy together in the great outdoors.
Perhaps one of the best benefits of gold prospecting and metal detecting is that with the price of gold today, you don't have to find much to completely pay for your equipment-- and the rest is pure profit! Thanks for shopping with us today! RememberFREE shipping to Lower 48 states on any order of $350 or more and NO SALES TAX! International shipping information here.
In the words of Tom Massie, star of the Outdoor Channel's Gold Fever, "... my favorite way of prospecting is the way that gets me gold." Suction dredging with a wetsuit can be quite lucrative not only from the material you suck up but there's also the chance of picking nuggets out of a crack in the bedrock.
Highbanking along the shore is a bit warmer and dryer, but just as fun. As is gold panning in a stream. Drywashing out in the desert surrounded by sunshine and solitude definitely has appeal. And so does uncovering buried treasure while metal detecting. And don't forget melting or smelting cell phone parts or old jewelry and coins. No matter your favorite way of finding gold, one thing is for certain, there's nothing quite like getting out there in the field or in the water and getting your share!
Goldland'smanufactures an array ofquality, innovative gold mining andmineral extraction equipment, adding new precious metals separators and miningsystems into itsequipmentline since its commencement in 1977. Goldlandsconcentration and gold processing units include:
You have found The Miners Cache of Northern California, your golden nugget for Gold Mining equipment, supplies, and information in the Gold State. We have a large fully stocked showroom with a great selection of popular Placer and Hard Rock Mining equipment plus 2 to 3 dozen metal detectors from a half dozen manufacturers.
The Miners Cache carries the best equipment and supplies for gold miners of all types. We service our customers with priceless knowledge that has been earned through forty plus years of field work using most types of equipment.
We have over 40 years experience in mining and even scratched out a living as professional gold dredgers in the early thru mid 1980s. We also have over 40 years experience in the use of metal detectors and are continually expanding that knowledge.
When in our area, please visit us Wednesday thru Friday (we still mine) from 10 5 and Saturday from 10 4. (We are closed on Sunday thru Tuesday.) We also make ourselves available by appointment to all out of towners during the off hours of the week at the shop. This allows us to spend much more quality one-on-one time with our customers to better serve their needs and also allows those traveling from great distances to still visit the shop.
We are a brick and mortar retail business providing a fully stocked line of dredges (2 8 dredges available), trommels, high bankers, dive equipment, metal detectors, rock crushers, processing equipment and associated supplies to meet the needs of the professional miner as well as the novice. We have an assortment of dredges available with all the supporting equipment to meet those needs. We are also authorized stocking dealers for Garrett, Falcon, Fisher, Makro, XP Deus and MINELAB metal detectors and maintain a large supply of the most popular units to meet your immediate needs.
The Miners Cache is the Northern California resource for the beginner as well as the seasoned professional gold miner, to find the information and equipment for successful gold prospecting. Our wish is that we become a tool for your success. The Miners Cache Website is a continually growing informational resource for prospectors to make their mining experience an easier and more enjoyable one.
JXSC gold mining solutions design allows you to start recovering minerals with a base wash plant (scrubber / concentrator) unit. Various crushing, milling equipment can be ordered to make your solution more comprehensive. This can be implemented at a later stage, once you have begun to see an initial return on investment. This way, JXSC provides miners with a low capital starting point. The income that these base plants generate can then be used to fund their further expansion and enhance recovery.
DOVE Diamonds and Gold mining equipment are configured for different ore type, laterite, heavy clay, gravel and black sand. Wash plants are designed for highest recovery and minimum operator requirements.
DOVE is a major manufacturer of hard rock gold mining equipment, and hard rock mining equipment, and crushing plants for base metals, ferrous metals and light metals, producing Ball Mills, Jaw Crushers, Cone Crushers, Magnetic Separators, Shaking Tables, Gold Concentrators, Rotary Dryers, and Flotation Process.
Each processing plant is designed tailor made according to the ore characteristics and the mineral composition of the ore, and designed for the 100% recovery of gold and other metals production, with no loss.
DESERTMINER is a Dry Mineral Processing Plant developed by DOVE to simultaneously concentrate, separate and recover gold, platinum group metal, base metals, ferrous metals from Alluvial deposits, as well as Hard Rock deposits, that are located in dry areas, where water not available.
DESERTMINER is designed and configured to deliver a high efficiency in mineral processing, with 100% recovery of gold and other metals and minerals, with no loss, similarly to the wet mineral processing plants.
DOVE designs and manufactures high recovery Beneficiation Plants. Beneficiation plants are composed of different types of machines and separators depending on the metals and minerals composition and characteristics, designed for high economic recovery in a customized configuration that will meet the projects specifications. These plants can include Flotation Machines, Dryers, High Intensity Magnetic Separators, High Tension Separators, etc. They can be used for both hard rock (primary) and alluvial (secondary) deposits.
DOVE supplies the state of art inGold Refinery technology, which is designed to produce and refine raw gold production to international standard purity of 999.95. DOVE refining units are supplied in capacity ranges of 6 kg up to 150 kg. The units are based on advanced Aqua Regia process and it is designed to refine gold, silver, copper. The refining units are configured with the latest technology to comply with the highest environmental standards, which includes neutralization towers for fumes, etc.
Every mining operation requires sophisticated gold room in order to ensure the highest recovery of gold production. To this end DOVE supplies and manufactures a complete range of equipment, instruments, tools and accessories, which includes Gold Concentrating Table, Gold Centrifugal Concentrator, melting furnace, crucibles, ingot molds, scales, and assay instruments.
DOVE supplies Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) for Fire Assay Analysis, Portable Mineral Analyzer and Professional Lab Mineral Analyzer for XRF Test, and equipment for Gravity Separation Test such as Lab Jig Concentrator and Lab Concentrating Tables. Several other types of equipment including Lab Induced Roll Lift Magnetic Separator, Lab Isodynamic Magnetic Separator, Lab High Tension Separator, Sampling Pulverizer, Sieve & Shakers, Bench Drill Machine and High Voltage Rectifier are part of the range of DOVE laboratory equipment.
DOVEsupplies advanced and highly accurate range ofMetal Detectors. It is designed for ease of operation in highly mineralized soil condition. It provides a practical solution during exploration and prospecting different terrain with ease and dependability. DOVE Metal Detectors are designed for various depths and conditions.
DOVE provides a complete range of minerals assay testing services, for both alluvial (placer) and hard rock (primary) deposits. DOVE mineral assay services include Gravity Separation, Fire Assay Analysis and XRF Analysis for identification of gold, platinum, other metals and minerals concentration and simultaneously analyze up to 32 other elements, metals and minerals.
Reliable assay and minerals testing of your mine samples can lead you to the most efficient and best equipment configuration and plant design for the highest recovery of production and return of investment.
Miners Depot is a family owned and operated business and we believe that Good Personal Customer Service & Family Values is what sets a good business apart from the rest. We have a Meet or Beat Pricing Guarantee and will do what it takes to earn your business.
We will still be taking paydirt and gold orders online all Summer from Alaska! Our physical store will re-open at the end of October and at that time, the rest of our products will be available for online purchase.
Please refer to the sidebar on the right for all the types, description, use, tips, etc. on prospecting equipment. The emphasis is on showing the equipment actually in use by DGD members with discussions of their use in a desert environment. Members of the club use a wide variety of equipment. You can learn a lot by attending the monthly outings and observing the equipment in use. Club members are usually very good at answering questions about their equipment.
Almost every type of gold placer equipment can be seen at the outings, even dredges occasionally though there is seldom enough water for their use. All mechanical gold equipment use some form of gravity separation which depend on the fact that gold has a higher specific gravity than most other minerals (see Gold Facts from American Bullionfor more details). Some sections have links that provide more detailed information. For additional information, as well as plans for building some of the equipment, see the references section in the menu below.
Royal Manufacturing Industries, Inc. is based in Santa Ana, California in a more than 23,000 square foot production facility and has been providing superior gold prospecting products for more than 20 years. We utilize the most advanced CNC laser cutting and 7 axis press-brake forming machine and one of our punching machines is one of the largest on the West Coast.
With the owner being a prospector himself, he knows what it takes to manufacture exceptional quality products over and beyond everything else on todays market. With 60 acres of gold claim in Southern California
9/1/15 Amazon Order: Excellent digging tool for metal detecting, would rate this a 5 if it came with a nice nylon sheath to carry on your belt. I have dug in some pretty difficult ground and this knife does a great job of getting through route water as well as gravelly surfaces. Highly recommend the product only wish that I had a sheet to go with it. Digging Knife.