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NOW FEATURING THE BRAND NEW STALLION DRYWASHER - the largest capacity drywasher manufactured in the USA. Gold Buddy Dry Washers are ideal for prospecting in dry or desert areas. Drywashing for gold is a surprisingly efficient method of prospecting without water. Recent developments in dry washing technology have made it possible for a one or two man operation to work large volumes of dry placer ground without water, and still obtain good gold recovery. Dry washing machines use an air blowing fan or bellows type device to blow a controlled amount of air up through the dry material. Air flow helps blow off the lighter worthless materials and allow the heaviest particles and gold to collect. Keep in mind: Effective dry washing requires the sand and gravel to be powder dry. If slightly damp, try shoveling your material onto a tarp to dry in the sun, then pour into the grizzly once dry.Choose below from 3 different Gold Buddy dry washer models. Don't miss our drywashing books and videos - CLICK HEREGold Buddy dry washers are constructed of lightweight but durable aluminum. Works well with your blower motor leaf blower (not included). Also pictured: The Gold Buddy Vibra-Lite new folding leg system. The legs are plated steel and are shipped attached to the dry-washer. The legs are collapsed by simply pushing two push pins and they remain attached to the dry-washer when folded down.(Picture A) (SOLD OUT) The Gold Buddy VIBRA-LITE COLT Dry Washer is the newest addition to the Gold Buddy drywasher family. It is 33" tall and the recovery box is 18" long and 6 1/2" wide. Weighs only 11 pounds.J-5729 Gold Buddy VL COLT Drywasher $389.00(Picture B) The Gold Buddy VIBRA-LITE PONY . This little unit is just slightly smaller than the original Gold Buddy standing 38 inches tall. The recovery box is 21" long and 9" wide, and the complete drywasher weighs only 15 pounds.J-5728 Gold Buddy VL PONY Drwasher $469.00 (Picture C) The Gold Buddy VIBRA-LITE MAVERICK. The standard size Gold Buddy drywasher stands 43" tall. The recovery box is 24" x 10" and the unit weighs approximately 26 lbs with the new aluminum legs.J-5727 Gold Buddy VL MAVERICK Drywasher $539.00J-5726 Gold Buddy VL STALLION Drywasher $1595 features the new jobe Hurricane Blower (Honda gcv 160cc air cooled 4 stroke). These items are extremely popular - please allow for possible back orders.Also available: the complete line of Gold Buddy recirculating sluices.Don't miss our drywashing books and videos here All dry washers are subject to unannounced back order. Please order early and inform us at time of order if you need delivery by a certain date.

Gold Buddy Dry Washers are ideal for prospecting in dry or desert areas. Drywashing for gold is a surprisingly efficient method of prospecting without water. Recent developments in dry washing technology have made it possible for a one or two man operation to work large volumes of dry placer ground without water, and still obtain good gold recovery. Dry washing machines use an air blowing fan or bellows type device to blow a controlled amount of air up through the dry material. Air flow helps blow off the lighter worthless materials and allow the heaviest particles and gold to collect. Keep in mind: Effective dry washing requires the sand and gravel to be powder dry. If slightly damp, try shoveling your material onto a tarp to dry in the sun, then pour into the grizzly once dry.Choose below from 3 different Gold Buddy dry washer models. Don't miss our drywashing books and videos - CLICK HEREGold Buddy dry washers are constructed of lightweight but durable aluminum. Works well with your blower motor leaf blower (not included). Also pictured: The Gold Buddy Vibra-Lite new folding leg system. The legs are plated steel and are shipped attached to the dry-washer. The legs are collapsed by simply pushing two push pins and they remain attached to the dry-washer when folded down.(Picture A) (SOLD OUT) The Gold Buddy VIBRA-LITE COLT Dry Washer is the newest addition to the Gold Buddy drywasher family. It is 33" tall and the recovery box is 18" long and 6 1/2" wide. Weighs only 11 pounds.J-5729 Gold Buddy VL COLT Drywasher $389.00(Picture B) The Gold Buddy VIBRA-LITE PONY . This little unit is just slightly smaller than the original Gold Buddy standing 38 inches tall. The recovery box is 21" long and 9" wide, and the complete drywasher weighs only 15 pounds.J-5728 Gold Buddy VL PONY Drwasher $469.00 (Picture C) The Gold Buddy VIBRA-LITE MAVERICK. The standard size Gold Buddy drywasher stands 43" tall. The recovery box is 24" x 10" and the unit weighs approximately 26 lbs with the new aluminum legs.J-5727 Gold Buddy VL MAVERICK Drywasher $539.00J-5726 Gold Buddy VL STALLION Drywasher $1595 features the new jobe Hurricane Blower (Honda gcv 160cc air cooled 4 stroke). These items are extremely popular - please allow for possible back orders.Also available: the complete line of Gold Buddy recirculating sluices.Don't miss our drywashing books and videos here All dry washers are subject to unannounced back order. Please order early and inform us at time of order if you need delivery by a certain date.

Don't miss our drywashing books and videos - CLICK HEREGold Buddy dry washers are constructed of lightweight but durable aluminum. Works well with your blower motor leaf blower (not included). Also pictured: The Gold Buddy Vibra-Lite new folding leg system. The legs are plated steel and are shipped attached to the dry-washer. The legs are collapsed by simply pushing two push pins and they remain attached to the dry-washer when folded down.(Picture A) (SOLD OUT) The Gold Buddy VIBRA-LITE COLT Dry Washer is the newest addition to the Gold Buddy drywasher family. It is 33" tall and the recovery box is 18" long and 6 1/2" wide. Weighs only 11 pounds.J-5729 Gold Buddy VL COLT Drywasher $389.00(Picture B) The Gold Buddy VIBRA-LITE PONY . This little unit is just slightly smaller than the original Gold Buddy standing 38 inches tall. The recovery box is 21" long and 9" wide, and the complete drywasher weighs only 15 pounds.J-5728 Gold Buddy VL PONY Drwasher $469.00 (Picture C) The Gold Buddy VIBRA-LITE MAVERICK. The standard size Gold Buddy drywasher stands 43" tall. The recovery box is 24" x 10" and the unit weighs approximately 26 lbs with the new aluminum legs.J-5727 Gold Buddy VL MAVERICK Drywasher $539.00J-5726 Gold Buddy VL STALLION Drywasher $1595 features the new jobe Hurricane Blower (Honda gcv 160cc air cooled 4 stroke). These items are extremely popular - please allow for possible back orders.Also available: the complete line of Gold Buddy recirculating sluices.Don't miss our drywashing books and videos here All dry washers are subject to unannounced back order. Please order early and inform us at time of order if you need delivery by a certain date.

Gold Buddy dry washers are constructed of lightweight but durable aluminum. Works well with your blower motor leaf blower (not included). Also pictured: The Gold Buddy Vibra-Lite new folding leg system. The legs are plated steel and are shipped attached to the dry-washer. The legs are collapsed by simply pushing two push pins and they remain attached to the dry-washer when folded down.(Picture A) (SOLD OUT) The Gold Buddy VIBRA-LITE COLT Dry Washer is the newest addition to the Gold Buddy drywasher family. It is 33" tall and the recovery box is 18" long and 6 1/2" wide. Weighs only 11 pounds.J-5729 Gold Buddy VL COLT Drywasher $389.00(Picture B) The Gold Buddy VIBRA-LITE PONY . This little unit is just slightly smaller than the original Gold Buddy standing 38 inches tall. The recovery box is 21" long and 9" wide, and the complete drywasher weighs only 15 pounds.J-5728 Gold Buddy VL PONY Drwasher $469.00 (Picture C) The Gold Buddy VIBRA-LITE MAVERICK. The standard size Gold Buddy drywasher stands 43" tall. The recovery box is 24" x 10" and the unit weighs approximately 26 lbs with the new aluminum legs.J-5727 Gold Buddy VL MAVERICK Drywasher $539.00J-5726 Gold Buddy VL STALLION Drywasher $1595 features the new jobe Hurricane Blower (Honda gcv 160cc air cooled 4 stroke). These items are extremely popular - please allow for possible back orders.Also available: the complete line of Gold Buddy recirculating sluices.Don't miss our drywashing books and videos here All dry washers are subject to unannounced back order. Please order early and inform us at time of order if you need delivery by a certain date.

The JOBE Gold Ore Super Vac is the most powerful gas powered vacuum designed for gold prospecting. This little workhorse sports the new Echo PB251 gas blower with a 25.4 cc two-cycle engine that delivers about 30% more suction than other gas vacuums on the market. The engine also has a 5 year factory warranty from Echo and is extremely quite with a catalytic converter. The vacuum comes complete with a 2 1/2 inch vacuum hose that is 6 feet long, a gold grabbing crevice tool, and two-cycle oil for the engine. The entire package weighs only 14.9 pounds. The collection bucket is easy to open with a screw on lid. The discharge of the blower can be used to power a dry washer and comes complete with a quick disconnect to allow quick attachment of the dry washer hose.Echo PB251Blowergoldvac-5581

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6 stages of the mining process | boss magazine

The mining process is responsible for much of the energy we use and products we consume. Mining has been a vital part of American economy and the stages of the mining process have had little fluctuation. However, the process of mining for ore is intricate and requires meticulous work procedures to be efficient and effective. This is why we have broken down the mining process into six comprehensive steps.

The first stage in the mining process calls for skilled workers or AI to apply their geological knowledge in identifying areas where a particular ore can be found. There are two methods workers and machines can employ during this stage:

The digging of tunnels and sink shafts when the oreor mineral depositis below the surface. Hand tools such as chisels, hammers, and wedges are used to break up waste rock, Sometimes, areas must even be blasted in order to loosen rock so workers can more easily separate the ore from the waste rockwhich are mined separately.

The next step, once the ore is excavated, is to separate the waste rock and ore using primary crushers, located at the open pit mine site. At this point, larger rocks are broken down to a size better suited for the conveyor belt to transport.

Once the ore has been processed and shipped away for sale, the final step of the mining process begins. The land which was used to obtain these resources must be rehabilitated as much as possible. The objectives of this process include:

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8 best metal detectors for gold in 2021 (multiple budgets)

Finding gold jewelry and gold relics is a very different sport when attempting to successfully detect gold deposits. The difference is in the ground conditions that natural gold is typically found. To detect gold, you must be in the right hunting grounds. You should always do your research on prospective gold sites to avoid trespassing on claimed land and private property.

A hobbyists goal is usually to find placer deposits. Detecting particles, flakes, and nuggets with a conventional metal detector will be a difficult task due to the earth, sand, and rocks that contain concentrated quantities of minerals that can interfere with successful detection.

No. Gold detectors are available for beginners to advanced detectors with varying levels of quality, features, and price. If you have a gold detector and you take the time to familiarize yourself with what it can do and youre in the right place, youll eventually detect gold.

The CTX 3030 is an excellent, all-purpose detector, and when it comes to gold, it can certainly find that too. Priced on the higher end of the spectrum, its an expensive buy, but finding gold will pay for itself.

The CTX 3030 may not be a gold-specific detector, but it sure has the capabilities needed to detect gold that includes smart searchcoils and FBS2 (Full Band Spectrum 2) tech. Its a true multi-frequency detector that offers 28 simultaneous frequencies from 1.5-100 kHz. You can truly comb the ground to find any target youre after with just one sweep and greater depth detection.

With Smartfind 2D Discrimination and Target Trace, you have greater target information and improved target separation to determine if youre hitting gold or some other type of metal. For mineralized conditions, you can ground balance and allow the detector to function in automatic mode as you move over questionable soils in your search for gold.

Even though the CTX does not have a dedicated Gold search mode, it does allow for multiple, customizable profiles where you can set specific parameters best suited to detecting conditions for each site you visit.

Although expensive, the CTX is one of Minelabs more affordable, premium detectors. If youre looking for a model that can detect gold and provide optimal performance for all other detecting goals for various types of targets, it should be on your short-list.

The ATX Extreme has extreme performance. It has military-grade construction, and its built to be submersible up to 10 feet below water freshwater, saltwater, there are no limitations. Its lack of an LCD display is part of its waterproof design. Instead, LED lights indicate signal strength to provide data in a visual form.

Its a pulse induction metal detector operating at 18-19 kHz emitting 730 pps. It is inherently immune to many types of soil conditions, but it can be ground balanced if conditions prove to be challenging even for a PI.

The ATX also allows for discrimination with Iron Audio when the DD searchcoil is used, and it offers 25 adjustable Discrimination/Delay settings. There are 13 Sensitivity/Depth settings to take advantage of that is more than suitable to detect even the smallest pieces of fine jewelry, thin coins, and sub 0.1-gram gold nuggets.

Another Minelab metal detector wins a spot in the lineup. As a true multi-frequency detector, its a high-performing workhorse with additional features that proves it can conquer challenges that would otherwise slow down your quest for gold.

As a multi-frequency metal detector, you have more than one frequency that is operating at a time. Of course, its going to drain battery juice faster than most other models. With only 12 hours of use, youll have to come prepared with chargers or a power bank to hunt for days on end.

But, what are those extra frequencies? The Equinox 800 has five, simultaneous frequencies in operation: 5, 10, 15, 20, and 40 kHz. With low to intermediate frequencies being put to use, your chances of finding all types of targets including gold are high.

With multiple ground balancing methods in place, such as manual, automatic, and tracking, you can truly ground balance to the toughest mineralized ground conditions. Youll need them if you plan to hunt in the conditions where gold is usually found.

Experts will have a field day with the many adjustable settings they can customize and control. Threshold, noise cancel, and recovery speed can all be manipulated to tailor your detection success for each hunting site and its unique challenges thrust upon you and the Equinox.

Waterproof up to 10 feet and lightweight at 2.96 lbs, the Equinox 800 can be taken anywhere for as long as youre up to the job. Finding gold with a detector under $1000 is a rewarding experience that will financially pay for itself.

If you want more information before you dig, the GTI 2500 strives to provide it. With a graphic imaging display and advanced user settings, youll have a better idea if a target is worth your time before you pull out the shovel.

The GTI 2500 is a VLF detector. Its not a disadvantage in and of itself as it has its benefits, but its worth knowing what the operating principle is before you drop $1000 into it. Operating with a single frequency of 7.2 kHz, the GTI is a coin finding metal detector for sure, but it with its many user settings, it can effectively detect gold.

The Garrett metal detector provides full-scale, true-size imaging. Alongside this scale is a depth indicator, so the position of the target on the scale provides more information before you dig. Size is determined by a letter reference from A-E with a depth indicator of 2-12 or more.

With Fast Track and Ground Track, you can quickly go into automatic ground balancing mode or you can allow the detector to automatically and continuously ground balance as you move along changing mineralization.

Whats ScanTrack? User sweeping motion and technique has a lot to do with successful detection. Its always recommended that you adjust swing rate to maximize performance for various circumstances. To aid in this endeavor for either high trash areas or poor user technique, the GTI has ScanTrack that automatically keeps track of your sweeping speed so that you the detector is constantly providing maximum performance.

Speaking of maximum performance, the GTI is compatible with the Eagle Eye searchcoil that increases depth detection on large targets. With all the features the detector has, its impressive that it can provide up to 35 hours of operation. When looking for the one detector that can be used for multiple types of targets including gold, the GTI may be surprise you.

The Deus has been around for a long time, long enough to have seen five software upgrades come down the line. So, if youre familiar with the Deus, youll know how efficient it can be. If not, theres a lot to learn.

Unfortunately, the Deus is not an easy detector to learn with, so it will not be a beginners first choice. However, intermediates and experts will have the skills to understand the technology behind many of the detectors functions.

One such function is its selectable frequency. Depending on the searchcoil used, it can provide single frequency operation between 4-80 kHz. Obviously, a higher frequency would be better for gold prospecting.

The Deus also allows for the wireless headphones or remote control to function as the control box. Theyre independently equipped to work alone or together to provide for a compact detecting platform. The headphones feature an LCD screen and electrical components that allows full user control to communicate with the searchcoil.

There are 10 preloaded factory search modes and many adjustable settings that includes ground balance, sensitivity, threshold, and reactivity. The Deus is so feature-loaded to the max that it may end up inhibiting detection if youre spending more time fiddling than you are actually hunting. Needless to say, youve gotta do your homework before you head out the door. For a high-functioning detector, expert level knowledge is a give-in.

Now, heres a Minelab gold-specific detector. This is entry-level quality at its best, and beginners and intermediate users will quickly be out the door and weighing up their finds with the Gold Monster.

The Gold Monster 1000 has an intermediate frequency of 45 kHz for gold prospecting. But, its high-speed 24-bit DSP provides boosted benefits. With high frequencies, ground noise and interference increases. To improve signal processing stability at higher speeds, this DSP is best-suited for gold-specific needs while filtering out false signals and excess noise. This is what pushes the Gold Monster above its VLF single-frequency competitors.

Since the 1000 is designed purposely for detecting gold, it has an easy to interpret discrimination indicator that provides segment bars with the likelihood of a target having a ferrous or Gold (non-ferrous) nature. To help out beginners and to provide seamless detection, the Gold Monster has fully automatic operation that includes noise cancel, sensitivity, and ground balance.

With its unique and adaptable platform, the Gold Monster is an ideal detector to take across the globe. One highlight feature about its assembly is the included universal shaft adapter that allows you to replace the shaft with anything with a round end, like a broom stick, should the need arise.

Since this is a gold-specific detector, the display and preset search modes are not tailored for multiple types of targets like coins and relics. However, as a metal detector, youll still come across these objects and the best discriminator is always the shovel. Priced right at the lowest point for a quality gold detector, the Gold Monster 1000 fits the bill.

If youre going to commit yourself to finding gold, then you must commit yourself to a decent budget for a gold finding machine. One that wont financially hurt so much is the SDC 2300. Its pricey, but not as much as the unbeatable Minelab GPZ 7000.

In its own right, the SDC has some special features that are worth investing in. This pulse induction detector has Minelabs MPF (Multi Period Fast) technology that allows for fast residual signal decay. What does this mean for you? All receive signals are true hits on what is hopefully gold not from residual signals.

Completely collapsible, the Minelab metal detector is an excellent choice for those who need to hike some ways before hitting the ground. Weighing in at approximately 5 lbs, its reasonably light for a PI.

The Gold Bug Pro is one of the more affordable models within the Gold Bug series, and unfortunately, it eats up battery juice faster than most other Fisher detectors. The Pro provides up to 15 hours of operation.

One of the Pros upgrades is its digital display. It displays Target ID values when in a discriminate mode, but while in Motion All Metal mode, a scale at the top of the screen provides a quick reference for the type of metal detected. Operating at 19 kHz with a 5 searchcoil, the Fisher detector is equipped to find small targets with some good depth detection and maneuverability in the tightest spots.

In non-motion Pinpoint mode, you will continue to hear signals as you quickly and precisely locate a target with the round searchcoil. Beginners will also appreciate the ease to ground balance since its an automatic function made possible with the Ground Grab feature. The ground phase value is also provided on the display, so youre always aware of shifts as you cover more ground.

Just to be clear, all metal detectors will detect gold nuggets if theyre big enough. The question on accuracy and effectiveness is if the detector can penetrate mineralized ground to pick up even the smallest of nuggets and flakes. So, what features should you look for to determine if its good enough for your prospective hunting site? Glad you asked!

There is no official price point for gold detectors as there are budget versions and high-end models that vary in features and price. However, you may typically see that the big brands often start their entry-level gold detectors at around $700 and then there are very advanced models that can be as expensive as $4000. But, just because a metal detector costs more than the other, it doesnt mean its the right one for you. You must evaluate a few things first:

VLF: Very-Low Frequency single frequency detectors can offer high frequencies necessary for detecting gold. Theyre also more affordable than multi-frequency and pulse induction detectors. They offer accurate levels of discrimination, are easier for beginners to use, and they tend to work better for shallow depths typically below 7-8.

PI: Pulse Induction detectors are known for maximum depth detection in mineralized ground conditions as theyre designed to be inherently immune to many forms of minerals that can interfere with gold hunting. Theyre expensive, are typically designed for experts and professionals, and they can pick up signals on larger nuggets buried at greater depths. However, discrimination, if offered at all, may not be as accurate as a VLF detector.

There are benefits and disadvantages to both types of detector technologies. Determine what your needs are based on your budget, conditions of your prospective gold hunting sites, and how you can make up for the inherent weaknesses of the type of operating technology of the detector you choose.

The best frequencies for detecting gold will be high frequencies. As sensitivity is increased, the ability to detect the smallest of nuggets is higher. However, the higher the frequency, the more prone it is to signal interference from various sources and depth is compromised.

VLF gold detectors will usually offer a single frequency somewhere between 14-48 kHz. Some multi-frequency detectors will offer frequencies within this range and others may even stretch that max frequency to 80 kHz.

What if you have a low frequency VLF gold detector? The lower frequency offered by most conventional VLF detectors may provide more depth and detection on larger nuggets, but it may miss the small, yellow stuff.

Searchcoil size is as important to consider as the operating frequency. Theres an inseparable relationship between searchcoil size, sensitivity, and depth detection. A general rule of thumb is, the larger the searchcoil, the larger an area it can see. This is good for maximum depth and detection of larger nuggets. On the other hand, it will miss small nuggets close to the surface, and since it can see more of the ground, it may be prone to more chatter from mineralized soils.

The smaller the searchcoil, the less of an area it can see, but it can detect smaller nuggets that can be closer to the surface and it may handle mineralized ground better. Theyre also good for terrains where it may be difficult to maneuver a detector.

Gold is often found in some of the toughest ground conditions for metal detectors. Ground minerals can cause false signals, noisy chatter, and can overload a detector system. This will force the user to make adjustments to cancel out or reduce the interference experienced. Sensitivity, ground balance, and even discrimination settings can be incorporated by some of the most basic gold detectors. Advanced settings to help with this can be in the form of noise cancel, reactivity, threshold, and gain controls.

Some examples of mineralized ground that can challenge a metal detector when hunting for gold includes black sand, hot rocks, and iron minerals. High frequency VLF and PIs will perform better in mineralized soils, but low frequency VLF machines will suffer. You must look for advanced ground balancing methods at the very least to prevent constant false signals and interference.

Most gold detectors will have automatic ground balance and that may be all that you will need for low to medium-mineralized areas. For high-mineralized areas, look for a detector that has both auto and manual ground balancing methods.

A point to address that relates to interference is high-trash areas. When youre hunting specifically for gold, you want to avoid digging up anything that isnt the valuable, yellow stuff. Enter here: discrimination.

PIs usually suffer when it comes to discrimination. If you opt for a PI, look for some type of iron check feature or additional functions that can help a user interpret a signal based on its conductivity such as threshold. However, its not always helpful because gold can also sound off as iron, and sometimes iron can obscure gold nuggets. Additionally, gold can be found surrounded by other minerals that may cause the detector to sound off.

VLFs offer various levels of target metal features that includes increased discrimination and notching. Block out the unwanted signals and get only the good easy. Dont forget, Target ID scales and values can help provide some visual confirmation on a target, but the best discriminator is always going to be your digging tool. Sometimes, its just going to come down to that.

Absolutely. The major factor that will determine if a metal detector can detect gold is with the gold itself. If its a large nugget within 8, almost any detector will find it. However, the smallest nuggets, flakes, and lode deposits will be the hardest to find and will require features that gold-specific detectors are equipped with to successfully detect it.

Metal detectors detect gold in the same way they detect other metals. VLF and Pulse Induction detectors work differently but they essentially provide the same results audio and/or visual indication of a detected gold object. However, there other factors besides detector technology that governs if a metal detector can effectively detect gold. This includes ground conditions, size of gold, and user technique and experience.

Gold detectors are metal detectors, but the differences lie in the specs tailored towards its purpose or target type. Most metal detectors are multi-purpose detectors and are designed to provide all-round performance for iron, coins, jewelry, relics, gold, silver, copper, all metals, etc. Gold detectors will typically have additional features to improve performance in detecting gold and cancelling out mineral signals where gold is found. High frequencies, multiple ground balancing methods, and a higher price tag are common aspects of a gold detector.

Most gold hobbyists are looking for placer deposits which is a secondary gold source. Small nuggets and flakes are often carried away from its original location, so riverbeds (bench deposits), ancient river channels, and creeks are considered hot spots. This type of gold was freed from its original form from rocks and other minerals due to mining, erosion, and other types of disintegration.

Lode deposits consist of gold locked within its pure form in rock and often requires industrial forms of mining. Types of rock and natural indicators that may hint to gold deposits nearby include Quartz, Alluvium, Iron Oxides (Magnetite and Hematite), red soil (rich in iron), and Chalcopyrite (Fools Gold).

However, the rock type is largely irrelevant because gold can be found in various types of rock. Its best to learn what the indicators are that show gold has been pushed to the surface and made contact with the rock types in that area. To improve your gold hunting goals, be sure to research geology contact zones prior to buying your gold detector so you can effectively determine what features you will need for that hunting site, region, or country.

It comes down to where youre going. If your goal is to find placer deposits, say, in a creek bed, there may be other minerals that can set off the metal detector such as magnetite, hematite, and other concentrated quantities of minerals.

If youre hunting in an abandoned mine where there is likely loose ore (tailings) or maybe even an overlooked vein, youll definitely need advanced user settings to ground balance, adjustable threshold, and some level of discrimination.

Old mines can be littered with various metal items like rail spikes, lamp remnants and the like. With all this filling up your knowledge bank, it should be obvious by now that the hard part in choosing the right detector will be determining what your gold detecting goals are, where youre going, and what you can afford.

Im Simon and I love finding things. From a young age I always had the knack to find coins, notes, wallets and more. All of that was without the use of technology. I look forward to sharing with you some amazing tech that will make your treasure hunt a lot easier.

twenty-five gold indicators you should know - march 2014 (vol. 83, no. 7) - icmj's prospecting and mining journal

I frequently get asked, What should I look for when I am out prospecting that will tell me there are good amounts of gold present in the ground? I always respond, I wish there was a simple answer to that question. It would make prospecting so much easier! The problem is that gold occurs in so many different types of deposits. The indicators to look for in one place for one type of deposit dont always work very well for another. As an example, visible vein quartz on the ground is a valuable indicator in some locations, yet I have been to spots where there is so much vein quartz scattered everywhere that it becomes worthless when trying to pinpoint gold. On the other hand, I have been in other places that have good gold, but are essentially devoid of any visible vein quartz. There is no simple one-size-fits-all solution to what to look for in prospecting. Still, while there is no one perfect answer, there are many useful indicators that prospectors can follow to lead them to gold. In this article, I am going to take a look at twenty-five different indicators that point toward the possibility of gold that you should keep in mind. Most of these indicators only work in certain places. No district has all 25 indicators, but knowing these indicators will help you become a better and more successful prospector. Once you have learned them, it will be your job to evaluate and decide which of these apply in the mining district in which you are prospecting. So, lets take a look at each of these gold indicators and what they can tell you.

One of the very best places to look for gold are the regions where the old-time miners were successful at finding it previously. They often left very obvious signs of their digging and mining, but at times these can become overgrown and hidden. They never got all of the gold, and perhaps most importantly, the old timers never had tools and equipment at all like we have today. Here are some man-made indicators of previous prospecting that you can look for in your quest for gold. 1) Ground cuts. These are basically the trenches in the ground from which ground sluicing gets its name. These narrow trenches carried the water and gravels to the sluice box, and sometimes they were the sluice boxes themselves. Sometimes gold that escaped the sluice box is left within these cuts. 2) Stacked rocks. In narrow and steep locations there was little room for the old miners to move the rocks away. The old timers were forced to stack the rocks into walls alongside the stream they were mining in order to get them out of the way. Sometimes unworked gravels lie underneath these stacked rock walls. Keep an eye out for situations where these walls sit on gravel and not on the bedrock itself. 3) Piles of rocks. In many locations the gravels contain rocks that are too large to pass through the sluice. These big rocks and large cobbles are tossed into piles that can cover hundreds of acres. The bedrock between them can be very productive, and if they are not too large and deep, you will find that the bedrock underneath them is often productive. It is worthwhile to roll the rocks aside and check out what is underneath. 4) Areas stripped of their ground cover and top soils. These are often left behind as the mining operations processed these materials for their gold content. Sometimes tiny nuggets will get caught in the rough surface of the bedrock and this can be prime territory for metal detectors designed for nugget hunting. 5) Ponds and dams. Small-scale ground sluice operations and even larger hydraulic mining operations simply could not afford to bring water from long distances, so they built ponds close by to hold their water above the workings. When you find these, check for the placer workings nearby. 6) Dry wash (dry blow) piles. In the desert, where sluicing was not possible, dry washers were used to process the gravels. These leave distinctive piles of coarse and fine screened materials that are right next to each other. Dry washers are not as efficient as wet sluice operations, so check these piles for nuggets that were missed. 7) Potholes and shallow diggings. There are certain wind and water related processes that occur in desert environments that subtract light materials from the surface, leaving a concentration of heavy things like gold. They are worked with very shallow diggings. 8) Deeper diggings, adits and shafts. Miners sometimes dug deep shafts, adits or other underground workings to access the concentrations of gold along bedrock buried beneath large amounts of overburden. Sometimes the spoil piles of these workings contain a decent amount of gold. 9) Hydraulic Mine Workings. When the old miners found large deposits of gravel, which had been left behind by the processes of erosion, if there was sufficient water nearby, they would dig trenches to bring it to the gravel and use the water pressure to wash the gravels away. Check any exposed bedrock very thoroughly because they frequently missed narrow fissures and cracks that can hold nuggets. Exposed bedrock in and around old workings is always worth checking out. Sometimes it can be very productive, though not always. 10) Dozer scrapes. Modern prospectors with metal detectors have learned to scrape off areas that are highly productive in order to access the layers of soil and gravel below, which their detectors can see. These scrapes leave visible clearings and piles of pushed material. Many are still worth detecting. Ive taken nuggets as large as half an ounce out of other peoples scrapes. Areas adjoining to scrapes can be productive as well. Sometimes old dozer scrapes that have become overgrown can be spotted on satellite photos using Google Earth more easily than they can be seen on the ground.

Hard rock operations, of course, have an additional issue of dangerous old workings. I do not recommend going inside old underground mines. The dangers of these mines can be invisible to the eye. Bad air or areas devoid of oxygen can kill quickly before you even realize it. Old shafts can be covered over with wood that is now rotted and may cave in beneath your feet. When looking in or around old mine workings, stay outside and be safe. 11) Mining Dumps. The underground excavations of mining operations nearly always leave coarse tailings piles on the surface. These tailings piles can actually contain quite a bit of gold. Many small miners could not afford to construct a mill, and so they had to sort their ore and ship only the highest grades to a custom milling facility. Oftentimes, visual sorting of the ore was not very efficient and they left good gold-bearing material behind. I know a number of prospectors who have done very well working with metal detectors on old mine dumps. 12) Open Stopes. A stope is a section of a mine where miners removed the vein material. They are often large areas in size, but they tell a prospector that the vein was rich enough to be worth extracting at this point. Sometimes these stopes come right to the surface and you will have a narrow working that may go along the vein but be open for some distance down dip on the vein. Obviously these open stopes are quite dangerous, but often small workings or hillside slopes below these open stopes can be quite productive because the vein from this rich area shed bits of mineralized material downhill. 13) Mill Tailings. Mill tailings are the material that was crushed to a fine powder in order to extract the valuable minerals in the vein. Occasionally, when the mill was poorly operated, these mill tailings can contain very fine gold. This is not, however, the normal situation. Even if the tailings are not productive, their existence indicates the mine from which they came was productive and should have some interesting material in the dumps. 14) Sulfides or Iron Oxides in the Mine Dump. Many mine dumps have visible sulfide ore on their dumps. These sulfide ores can be rich in some districts and mark the better ores where you may find free gold closely associated with the sulfides. 15) Roads That Seem to Take Off to Nowhere. There are many times when I have used Google Earth to look for old mines that were not marked on maps or the information that was on the map did not sufficiently describe the location. Either out in the field or when looking at aerial photographs like those available on Google Earth, one can often follow faint old roads to their end and there will be the mine you are looking for. Not every old road leads to a mine even when the old road is in an old mining areasometimes old roads lead to springs that were used by ranchers, etc. But it is an interesting and useful technique for finding obscure, old mines.

Here are some common geologic indicators that you can look for that will be helpful in many cases, but not in all. 16) Color Changes. In many districts, acidic mineral solutions have bleached the area rocks to a lighter color. Other color changes can be due to the contact of different types of rock. These color changes can be an indicator of gold because gold often occurs in altered rocks or along rock contacts. 17) Iron Staining & Gossans. Not all veins produce much quartz. Gold-bearing veins can consist of calcite or mostly sulfideswhich often weather into iron-stained spots when the pyrites convert to iron oxides. Large amounts of iron oxides like hematite, magnetite and ironstone can be favorable indicators. Iron-stained ground areas and gossans are basically another sort of color change in the ground surface. 18) Quartz Vein Outcrops and Vein Matter Accumulations. At times, small accumulations of quartz vein material can indicate mineralization in the area. Sometimes there will be a visible vein outcrop that the prospector can see, but more likely the outcrop will not be obvious. In areas where there are no good outcrops, accumulations of quartz vein matter serve to indicate the general area where the vein is located. This is a very common indicator, but in many places a productive one that produces some good gold. 19) Productive Rock Types. The concept of favorable host rocks is an important one, but the types of rock that constitute favorable can vary a lot from one location to another and can be significantly different. Rocks that break into flat slabs like schist or slate are very common productive rock types in many gold placer districts, but in other places the productive rock type can be quite different. This is an important one to learn for each of the districts where you prospect. 20) Rock Contact Zones and Faults. Many quartz veins and other hard rock gold deposits occur in zones that are formed along faults or at the contact of two different types of rock. This is another very productive type of indicator that has yielded a lot of gold to knowledgeable prospectors. These contacts may or may not show a color change across them, but even if the colors are the same on both sides, they can still be worthwhile. 21) Correct Topography. As a general concept, the coarser gold does tend to hang-up farther upstream. In the deserts, most of the best residual placers form in areas with moderate to flat slopes. Depending on what the characteristics of your gold-bearing district areup high or out on the flatsyou want to be in those areas with the most productive topography. 22) Extensions of Known Mineral or Placer Areas. Other than pipe-shaped bodies, most small-scale gold deposits have a linear component. It is fairly common that new deposits can be found along this linear zone of deposition by looking for extensions along the line of deposition. 23) Similar Geologic Areas Nearby. If a certain rock type or geologic environment has been productive for gold in one area, and the same rock type or environment occurs a few miles away in the same mountain range, it may well be worthwhile to investigate. This is a great technique for finding new patches and nugget areas, and a lot of prospectors have been very successful using it. 24) Desert Pavement with Quartz Vein Matter. In desert areas with shallow, wind-formed eolian placers, the best sign to recognize them is a concentration of small rocks and pebbles on the surface of the ground. In the Western US this formation is commonly called desert pavement. In gold-bearing regions when the desert pavement contains significant quartz vein material, this is a reliable sign that gold may also be present in the surface material. 25) Perched Gravel Benches Along Gold-bearing Streams. Rivers and streams wear down through the bedrock and can leave patches of gravel high and dry. These patches of gravel, if still in place, represent virgin material that can contain good gold. Often because they are elevated, the prospector can reach bedrock in these areas without having to dig down through a large amount of overburden. These benches are often very productive for prospectors.

The man-made and geologic signs and indicators outlined above are useful and important for finding gold, but its important to remember that what works well in one district or location may not work so well in another. There is no single indicator of gold that works everywhere. In one place a certain type of rock may host all the deposits. In another district the most important indicator may be areas colored red by high iron concentrations. Perhaps the most important thing in prospecting is to know the characteristics of the district that you are hunting! Like sports, there is a home court advantage for prospectors who have learned the particular tips and productive methods of the district in which they are working. While I have addressed 25 different gold indicators that you should know, its important to remember that this is not an exhaustive list and there are plenty of other indicators that you might consider. However, these 25 are among the more common indicators of gold, and at least some of them will apply in almost all mining districts in both the US and abroad. Learn to recognize and understand these indicators and then get out and explore new areas. Your mining equipment will not find any gold for you while its sitting in your closet or garage. One of the great secrets of successful prospectors is that they know what to look for and then get out into the field and work hard at searching. Get yourself out there and enjoy it to the fullest!

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The short answer: Yes of course, because gold classified is a metal and more specifically a non-ferrous metal or precious metal. Metal detectors can detect any metallic object, whether it is ferrous like iron or steel or non-ferrous metal like gold, silver and copper.

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Cobra GX 8000 device is recommended for those who want to enter the field of metal detection and treasure detection because of its acceptable price compared to its features and due to the multiplicity of search techniques within the device as well as ease of use and accuracy of results.

This device is considered a new hybrid generation of 3D metal detectors and three-dimensional ground scans with a geological electrical system to detect voids and caves such as tunnels, basements and ancient graves.

Discovery device allows the prospector to know the locations of burials and golden treasures, as well as underground spaces such as tunnels and caves with the possibility of performing a detailed three-dimensional analysis of the land to be discovered to know its content of burials and various minerals.

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Mega Scan Pro 2020 is the latest version of best gold & metal detector device, the most reliable and powerful features that offers more programs, better performance and greater depth to deliver an all in one device for all the needs of gold prospectors and treasure hunters worldwide.

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Mega Scan Pro 2020 metal detector can be used as a multi-purpose device because it is including three search systems within a single device, providing the possibility to detect all kinds of precious metals such as silver, copper, bronze and platinum, buried gold treasures, raw natural gold ore and underground spaces such as cavities, tunnels, hidden rooms and others.

OKM Fusion Light a 3D imaging system device is a compact sensor only with an app for smartphone or tablet, which is easy to use and lightweight and is a stripped-down version of the Fusion, the most powerful 3D scanner from OKM German company.

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Anyone who pans for gold hopes to be rewarded by the glitter of colors in the fine material collected in the bottom of the pan. Although the exercise and outdoor activity experienced in prospecting are rewarding, there are few thrills comparable to finding gold. Even an assay report showing an appreciable content of gold in a sample obtained from a lode deposit is exciting. The would-be prospector hoping for financial gain, however, should carefully consider all the pertinent facts before deciding on a prospecting venture.

Only a few prospectors among the many thousands who searched the western part of the United States ever found a valuable deposit. Most of the gold mining districts in the West were located by pioneers, many of whom were experienced gold miners from the southern Appalachian region, but even in colonial times only a small proportion of the gold seekers were successful.

Hydrogeochemical prospecting for gold: Groundwater collected from wells, springs, and drill holes may provide clues to the presence of subsurface gold deposits. As groundwater flows through the deposit, minute amounts of gold are leached from the rocks. These can sometimes be detected in groundwater samples collected from wells located down gradient from the deposit. USGS image.

Over the past several centuries the country has been thoroughly searched by prospectors. During the depression of the 1930's, prospectors searched the better known gold-producing areas throughout the Nation, especially in the West, and the little-known areas as well. The results of their activities have never been fully documented, but incomplete records indicate that an extremely small percentage of the total number of active prospectors supported themselves by gold mining. Of the few significant discoveries reported, nearly all were made by prospectors of long experience who were familiar with the regions in which they were working.

The lack of outstanding success in spite of the great increase in prospecting during the depression in the 1930's confirms the opinion of those most familiar with the occurrence of gold and the development of gold mining districts that the best chances of success lie in systematic studies of known productive areas rather than in efforts to discover gold in hitherto unproductive areas.

The development of new, highly sensitive, and relatively inexpensive methods of detecting gold, however, has greatly increased the possibility of discovering gold deposits which are too low grade to have been recognized earlier by the prospector using only a gold pan. These may be large enough to be exploited by modern mining and metallurgical techniques. The Carlin mine near Carlin, Nevada, produced gold from a large low-grade deposit that was opened in 1965 after intensive scientific and technical work had been completed. Similar investigations have led to the discovery of a Carlin-type gold deposit in Jerritt Canyon, Nevada.

Many believe that it is possible to make wages or better by panning gold in the streams of the West, particularly in regions where placer mining formerly flourished. However, most placer deposits have been thoroughly reworked at least twice--first by Chinese laborers, who arrived soon after the initial boom periods and recovered gold from the lower grade deposits and tailings left by the first miners, and later by itinerant miners during the 1930's.

Geologists and engineers who systematically investigate remote parts of the country find small placer diggings and old prospect pits whose number and wide distribution imply few, if any, recognizable surface indications of metal-bearing deposits were overlooked by the earlier miners and prospectors.

Convergent plate boundaries are the plate tectonic setting of many gold deposits. There, magma produced by the melting of descending lithosphere rises as magma chambers and crystallizes close to the surface. Gold in these hot environments is often dissolved in superheated water and carried away from the magma chamber along faults and fractures. The water temperature is very high near the magma chamber but drops with distance. As the water travels farther from the magma chamber, gold starts to crystallize out within the fracture to produce a vein gold deposit. USGS image.

One who contemplates prospecting for gold should realize that a successful venture does not necessarily mean large profits even if the discovery is developed into a producing mine. Although the price of gold has increased significantly since 1967 when the fixed price of $35 an ounce was terminated, the increases in the cost of virtually every supply and service item needed in prospecting and mining ventures have kept profit margins at moderate levels, particularly for the small mine operator. In general, wide fluctuations in the price of gold are not uncommon, whereas inflationary pressures are more persistent. The producer of gold, therefore, faces uncertain economic problems and should be aware of their effects on his operation.

Convergent boundary map: A present-day convergent boundary is located along the Pacific Northwest portion of the United States and extends north along the coast of Canada. Volcanic activity there will produce the gold deposits of the future. Gold deposits being mined today were produced by ancient activity on current plate boundaries or ancient activity on boundaries that are no longer active. USGS image.

Today's prospector must determine where prospecting is permitted and be aware of the regulations under which he is allowed to search for gold and other metals. Permission to enter upon privately owned land must be obtained from the land owner. Determination of land ownership and location and contact with the owner can be a time-consuming chore but one which has to be done before prospecting can begin.

Determination of the location and extent of public lands open to mineral entry for prospecting and mining purposes also is a time consuming but necessary requirement. National parks, for example, are closed to prospecting. Certain lands under the jurisdiction of the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management may be entered for prospecting, but sets of rules and regulations govern entry. The following statement from a pamphlet issued in 1978 by the U.S. Department of the Interior and entitled "Staking a mining claim on Federal Lands" responds to the question "Where May I Prospect?"

"There are still areas where you may prospect, and if a discovery of a valuable, locatable mineral is made, you may stake a claim. These areas are mainly in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Such areas are mainly unreserved, unappropriated Federal public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the U.S. Department of the Interior and in national forests administered by the Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Public land records in the proper BLM State Office will show you which lands are closed to mineral entry under the mining laws. These offices keep up-to-date land status plats that are available to the public for inspection. BLM is publishing a series of surface and mineral ownership maps that depict the general ownership pattern of public lands. These maps may be purchased at most BLM Offices. For a specific tract of land, it is advisable to check the official land records at the proper BLM State Office."

Core drilling for gold: Core drilling the Bend massive sulfide deposit, located in the Medford District of the Chequamegon National Forest, Michigan. It is a small, metal-rich sulfide body hosted by Early Proterozoic Penokean volcanics. The mineralized horizon subcrops beneath 100-120 feet of glacial cover, and consists of massive pyrite with varying amounts of chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite-tenantite, bornite, arsenopyrite, chalcocite, and rare gold-silver tellurides. USGS image.

Successful gold mining under present conditions is a large-scale operation, utilizing costly and sophisticated machinery capable of handling many tons of low-grade ore each day. The grizzled prospector with a burro is no longer a significant participant in the search for mineral deposits, and the small producer accounts for only a minor share of the total production of metals including gold.

Gold core at the lab: The core recovered from the Bend massive sulfide deposit (see drilling photo above) was 3" in diameter and was recovered in 10-foot sections. The sections were extracted from the drill stem into plastic bags and taken to a laboratory for careful examination, sampling and analysis. USGS image.

Some degree of success in finding gold still remains for those choosing favorable areas after a careful study of mining records and the geology of the mining districts. Serious prospecting should not be attempted by anyone without sufficient capital to support a long and possibly discouraging campaign of preliminary work. The prospective gold seeker must have ample funds to travel to and from the region he selects to prospect and to support the venture. He must be prepared to undergo physical hardships, possess a car capable of traveling the roughest and steepest roads, and not be discouraged by repeated disappointments. Even if a discovery of value is not found, the venture will have been interesting and challenging.

Locations of important gold-producing districts of the United States are shown in some of the reports of the United States Geological Survey listed at the bottom of this page. Geological surveys of the principal gold-producing States where additional information may be obtained also are listed. Information may be obtained, too, from U.S. Bureau of Mines State Liaison offices located in the capital cities of most States. There are also a large number of layman's books about gold that describe gold deposits and gold prospecting.

Hydraulic placer mining at Lost Chicken Hill Mine, near Chicken, Alaska. The firehose blasts the sediment outcrop, washing away sand, clay, gravel and gold particles. The material is then processed to remove the gold. USGS image.

A placer deposit is a concentration of a natural material that has accumulated in unconsolidated sediments of a stream bed, beach, or residual deposit. Gold derived by weathering or other process from lode deposits is likely to accumulate in placer deposits because of its weight and resistance to corrosion. In addition, its characteristically sun-yellow color makes it easily and quickly recognizable even in very small quantities. The gold pan or miner's pan is a shallow sheet-iron vessel with sloping sides and flat bottom used to wash gold-bearing gravel or other material containing heavy minerals. The process of washing material in a pan, referred to as "panning," is the simplest and most commonly used and least expensive method for a prospector to separate gold from the silt, sand, and gravel of the stream deposits. It is a tedious, back-breaking job and only with practice does one become proficient in the operation.

Many placer districts in California have been mined on a large scale as recently as the mid-1950's. Streams draining the rich Mother Lode region--the Feather, Mokelumne, American, Cosumnes, Calaveras, and Yuba Rivers--and the Trinity River in northern California have concentrated considerable quantities of gold in gravels. In addition, placers associated with gravels that are stream remnants from an older erosion cycle occur in the same general area.

Much of the gold produced in Alaska was mined from placers. These deposits are widespread, occurring along many of the major rivers and their tributaries. Some ocean beach sands also have been productive. The principal placer-mining region has been the Yukon River basin which crosses central Alaska. Dredging operations in the Fairbanks district have been the most productive in the State. Beach deposits in the Nome district in the south-central part of the Seward Peninsula rank second among productive placer deposits of Alaska. Other highly productive placers have been found in the drainage basin of the Copper River and of the Kuskokwim River.

In Montana, the principal placer-mining districts are in the southwestern part of the State. The most productive placer deposit in the State was at Alder Gulch near Virginia City in Madison County. Other important placer localities are on the Missouri River in the Helena mining district. The famous Last Chance Gulch is the site of the city of Helena. There are many districts farther south on the headwaters and tributaries of the Missouri River, especially in Madison County which ranks third in total gold production in the State. Gold has been produced at many places on the headwaters of the Clark Fork of the Columbia River, particularly in the vicinity of Butte. Placer production from the Butte district, however, has been over-shadowed by the total output of byproduct gold recovered from the mining of lode deposits of copper, lead, and zinc.

Idaho was once a leading placer-mining State. One of the chief dredging areas is in the Boise Basin, a few miles northeast of Boise, in the west-central part of the State. Other placer deposits are located along the Salmon River and on the Clearwater River and its tributaries, particularly at Elk City, Pierce, and Orofino. Extremely fine-grained (or "flour") gold occurs in sand deposits along the Snake River in southern Idaho.

Placers in Colorado have been mined in the Fairplay district in Park County, and in the Breckenridge district in Summit County. In both areas large dredges were used during the peak activity in the 1930's.

The most important mining regions of Oregon are in the northeastern part of the State where both lode and placer gold have been found. Placer gold occurs in many streams that drain the Blue and Wallowa Mountains. One of the most productive placer districts in this area is in the vicinity of Sumpter, on the upper Powder River. The Burnt River and its tributaries have yielded gold. Farther to the west, placer mining (particularly dredging) has been carried on for many years in the John Day River valley. In southwestern Oregon, tributaries of the Rogue River and neighboring streams in the Klamath Mountains have been sources of placer gold. Among the main producing districts in this region are the Greenback district in Josephine County and the Applegate district in Jackson County.

Minor amounts of placer gold have been produced in South Dakota (the Black Hills region, particularly in the Deadwood area, and on French Creek, near Custer) and in Washington (on the Columbia and Snake Rivers and their tributaries).

In addition to these localities, placer gold occurs along many of the intermittent and ephemeral streams of arid regions in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and southern California. In many of these places a large reserve of low-grade placer gold may exist, but the lack of a permanent water supply for conventional placer mining operations requires the use of expensive dry or semidry concentrating methods to recover the gold.

In the eastern States, limited amounts of gold have been washed from some streams draining the eastern slope of the southern Appalachian region in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. Many saprolite (disintegrated somewhat decomposed rock that lies in its original place) deposits in this general region also have been mined by placer methods. Small quantities of gold have been mined by placer methods in some New England States. Additional placer deposits may be discovered in the East, but prospecting will require substantial expenditures of time and money. The deposits probably will be low grade, difficult to recognize, and costly to explore and sample. Moreover, most of the land in the East is privately owned, and prospecting can be done only with the prior permission and agreement of the land owner.

Lode gold occurs within the solid rock in which it was deposited. Areas likely to contain valuable lode deposits of gold have been explored so thoroughly that the inexperienced prospector without ample capital has little chance of discovering a new lode worth developing. Most future discoveries of workable lode gold ore probably will result from continued investigations in areas known to be productive in the past. The districts in which such new discoveries of gold may be possible are too numerous to be listed in detail in this pamphlet. Some of the famous districts are: in California, the Alleghany, Sierra City, Grass Valley, and Nevada City districts, and the Mother Lode belt; in Colorado, the Cripple Creek, Telluride, Silverton, and Ouray districts; in Nevada, the Goldfield, Tonopah, and Comstock districts; in South Dakota, the Lead district in the Black Hills; and in Alaska, the Juneau and Fairbanks districts. Deposits in these districts generally are gold-quartz lodes.

Prospecting for lode deposits of gold is not the relatively simple task it once was because most outcrops or exposures of mineralized rock have been examined and sampled. Today's prospector must examine not only these exposures, but also broken rock on mine dumps and exposures of mineralized rock in accessible mine workings.

Gold, if present, may not be visible in the rock, and detection will depend on the results of laboratory analyses. Usually, samples of 3 to 5 pounds of representative mineralized rock will be sent to a commercial analytical laboratory or assay office for assay. Obviously, knowledge about the geological nature of gold deposits and particularly of the rocks and deposits in the area of interest will aid the prospector.

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Side note: This guide is not about where to find different sized nuggets, but larger nuggets will most often be at the highest elevations of your site, while the smallest will be at the lowest elevation usually in a stream bed.

The same concept holds true for search coil size. Again there is an inverse relationship where larger coils get bigger targets at greater depths, and smaller coils get smaller targets at shallow depths.

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911MPE hassmall gold mining equipment for sale andmore specifically mineral processing equipment. Our equipment is best used in small scale extractive metallurgyoperations operated by small miners or hobbyist prospectors and mining fanatics. 911MPE offers gold mining equipment as well as processing equipment applicable to most any base metals: copper, lead, zinc, nickel, tin, tungsten and more. For the relatively small size of equipment offered, sample preparation and metallurgical laboratories can economically buy good alternatives to the usually unaffordable equipment for sale in the classic market place.

911MPE has for target market what mining professionals consider the pilot-plant scale mining operation or artisanal mining operations with a focus around under 500TPD. Metals you can extract include: gold, silver or other of the precious group as well as the classic base metals; copper, lead, zinc, nickel, molybdenum. Much of our ultra-small scale equipment allows you to process from just a few kilo (pounds) per day and work on your passion for a small budget.

You can buy from us mineral processing equipment starting from crushing, grinding, classification, dredging, gravity separation, flotation, pumps, water treatment and smelting. A line of ovens, furnaces and laboratory equipment is also available.

Making a complete list of gold mining equipment starts with defining the type of gold mining you are doing and the budget you have at your disposal. The type of mining relates to hard rock,eluvial, or placer; alluvial deposits. The capital budget you have to invest in buying your equipment with dictate the scale at which you want to mine and influence the long-term operating costs of your mining operation.

Since most of the information online provides lists of gold mining equipment for amateur level mining with equipment like: gold pans, metal detectors, mini sluice box, blue bowl, geologist rock pick, soil scoop, hand screens/classifiers. The items listed just now fall closer to gold prospecting tools and equipment than actual mining.

I will present here what I consider are major equipment lists for 3 types of mining operations. Remember now, a metallurgist is writing. This will not be flawless and since my speciality is process equipment, that is mostly what will be discussed.

Some amateur level gold prospecting equipment such as metal detectors are often classified as mining equipment by small miners/prospectors operating as a hobby. These items include but are not limited to:

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Here at Montana Gold Outfitter, we not only buy and test a variety of gold prospecting equipment, we also make some of our own. The point being, we are always on the lookout for great innovations; plus we also take potential ideas and try them out ourselves.

Montana Gold Outfitter is proud to bring you the full lineup of Goldbelt Global rock crushers and pulverizers. When you buy directly throught he Goldbelt Global website, you are getting the best pricing on the interweb. Goldbelt Global has all prices, delivery details, and dempnstration viseos for you to make the right decision about buying your next BEST hard rock prospecting and processing equipment.

Montana Gold Outfitter has gold bearing quartz ore available in 10 pound samples. You can run this ore through your processing equipment or crush it by hand at home and get some of the raw gold for yourself. This is not only a great way to test out your equipment, but you can also have fun with the family!

Montana Gold Outfitter has raw gold, gold bars and natural gold nuggets available for sale in very limited quantities. If you are interested, please contact us and mention your desired form and potential quantity.

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NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON placer and lode opportunity. Historic mining area, some virgin ground. Proven reserves. Geological report, but no 43-101. Geologist estimates based on owners seismic testing and bore hole drilling that Billion Dollar reserves are present. Not operational. 785 total acres. 641 placer BLM, 20 lode BLM, 124 private patented. Mild climate, year-round mining opportunity. Report and data and photos available on signing of NCND. Call KIT CAVE (208)315-2255.

Near Ft. Irwin, California. Water is better than gold. 3 artesian, free flowing wells, electricity for mill site, subdivided permanent buildings are permitted. Titles and deeds clear. Call Desert Rat of 60 years. (760)267-0285. $800,000 CASH.

50+ acres private land plus 10 acres BLM lease, fully operational. Easy access. Fully permitted. Very good reserves indicated. 43-101 available, additional data available on signing a NCND. Call KIT CAVE, Consultant, (208)315-2255.

80-year-old 2nd growth timber. USFS on all sides. Live water on property (stream and spring.) Two patented lode claims, closed since 1930. 5 adits range in depth to 1,100 ft., assays, reliable data, 100,000 tons of ore on pad sites. Recent testing shows Rare Earth. Historic mining area. Data available on signing NDA. No 43-101. KIT CAVE, Northwest Territories, (208)315-2255.

(2) Twenty-acre claimsExtensive testing with actual extraction and recovery of gold. This mine has been owned for 20 years by one owner. Assays from 0.12 up to 1.0 OPT. Terms possible. Tel. (619)609-0234, or send email. Complete report available.

Yukon Territory. All under water license, 83 claims water license till 2028, 57 claims water license till 2030, reports and history, Geologist reports, roads to properties, approximately $1 million worth of equipment and infrastructure. $6.5 Million (USD) must be cashed out. Email contact information including phone number.

FOR SALETwo 20-acre placer BLM mining claims in Baker County, Oregon. Located in an established placer gold district. Established reserves at a very conservative 22,000 cubic yards at a grade of 0.58 grams (0.0186 ounces per ton). Reserves can likely be doubled by additional testing. Claims include a current Notice of Intent for sampling and bulk sampling. Excellent year-round access from maintained county road adjacent to the property. Normal operating season is April to October and often longer. Perennial stream Clarks Creek flows through the Lone Pine Claim. Mining geologist report available. $300,000. Send inquiries by email.

in prolific Getchell trend in Humboldt County, Nevada adjoins Nevada Gold Mines LLC (Barrick Gold) property. Past producer has sat idle long enough. Looking for a company that has the $ and know how to git er done and into production. Patented claims with much data available. Please reply with contact information for further data by email.

MINE 1 has 71 gold lode veins, 3 gold ore bodies, per nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), on 265 acres. Good road access. MINE 2 has 65 gold lode veins, 1 gold ore body per NMR, on 105 acres. 200 TPD Mill equipment is included. Good road access. Mines are approximately 15 miles apart. Owner has a lot of the original mining engineer reports, maps, assays, and blocked ore. One of the best ways to own gold is to buy a significant gold mine or two ahead of potential hyperinflation!

21 Gold Placer Claims in Whitehorse Mining Division Camp and some Equipment 5 yr. Placer & Water Licenses until 2025 Land Use Permit Approval for moving equipment Geologists Report upon request

Historic steel head frame on patented land, shaft down 1,300 ft. at Tybo, Nevada. Shaft refurbished and in use by Alta Gold until 2000. Power available. Mine dump sampled by Nevada Bureau of Mines showed 29 oz. per ton silver. Sale includes adjoining 20 acre BLM mineral claim. $69,000. Owner financing. (775)901-8788 or send email.

BEST IN THE WEST! WORLD CLASS GOLD PROPERTIES! EQUITY JOINT VENTURES AVAILABLE! RICHEST PLACER & LODE ORES, CUSTOM MILLING FACILITIES. $ 8.5M+ CASH REQUIRED/P.O.F./NCND/EST. 10X INV. CAP./3-5 YRS. LIBERTY CREEK GOLD GROUP PH. (480)604-7913 OR SEND EMAIL.

Approx 2.5 million tons in Cariboo, B.C. This property is offered for mining purposes only. Title to it does not include ownership of the surface rights to use for residential or recreational purposes. Send email.

Arizona-based precious metal consultants furnishing projects for the ownership and development of quality mining and milling opportunities. Benefits include asset appreciation, cash flow from operations, and various tax benefits. We target properties that provide excellent growth potential while minimizing exposure to risk. Call (424)212-3256 or send emailto learn more.

11 ALASKA STATE 40-ACRE MINING Claims. Within 20 miles of Tok. No written production or drill data. History of mining operation including grandfathered cabin from 1984 Mining Operation permit. $45,000 OBO. Contact ZACK. (907)322-2903.

60-ACRE PLACER GOLD CLAIM IN Alleghany, CA. Located on Tertiary river deposit in the heart of the richest mining district in the State. The claim has mostly sat idle for decades and will take work to get started again, but there is great opportunity. Potential for lode discoveries as well. $37,500, willing to offer owner financing. Contact by email:

20+ ACRE, 1893 PATENTED PLACER property for sale $1.5M (subject to gold price changes), JV or possible owner finance with half down. Big bright gold. Siskiyou County, South fork of Salmon River, own both sides of river. Strong riparian rights, spring fed tailing ponds. 60x50 metal shop, 3b/2ba manufactured home. Excavator, trommel, generators, pumps, equipment, solar power phone DSL and 800x75 runway. Call or email for pictures and details. (415)971-9222; or send email.

BRAND NEW HARD ROCK MINING equipment available for immediate order, from Mt. Baker Mining and Metals. We are a USA manufacturer located in Bellingham, WA. Call us today at (360)595-4445 for more information.

3x6 Ball Mill (1TPH), complete with drive, 20hp motor, balls, frame -- $37,000 1 Ton/hr Turn-key Ore Processor, ready-to-run -- $99,500 6x10 Jaw Crusher (1-3TPH), 7.5hp 3-phase -- $8,600 10x16 Jaw Crusher (5-20TPH), 20hp 3-phase -- $16,700 Mini Mobile Gold Processor 1 Ton/hr, Honda 22hp gas -- $16,000 16x12 Hammer Mill (1TPH), 15hp, 3-phase -- $12,325 24x16 Hammer Mill (2TPH), 30hp, 3-phase -- $22,900 4x8 Shaker Table (1TPH), single phase -- $14,900

2x4 w/ 1/2 ton extra balls. In barely used condition Used briefly for gold mine research & design at the shop only, never seen production work at the mine Portable, trailer-mounted. Comes with: 15x30 long stacking conveyor 6x10 Hopper & stand frame mounted Stationary single-deck grizzly screen Lots of pictures. All the info about everything from specs to production to what uses from an expert engineer, call for details, inspection, close up pictures, shipping etc.

B-70 and B-701 Mc Englevan (MIFCO) metal melting pot furnaces with high pressure blowers. -- $9,500, each Exhaust and pouring system for B-70 MIFCO furnace consists of a 5X9 hood and 20-foot-tall chimney with 1hp fan, trolly with cantilever crucible extractor, crucible tongs and pouring table. -- $10,000 Bullion molds for silver, 50 to 500 ounce plus conical mold to separate metal and slag. -- $5,000 Chemical fume hood on stand, 4-foot-wide, with 3/16 thick safety glass front sash and exhaust fan. Excellent conditionno rust, Alberine stone working surface. We have 2. -- $2,500 each Chemical Scrubber for hood, 1,000 CFM with 50-gallon sump, circulating pump and exhaust fan. -- $2,000 Thum cell electrolytic silver refining system: 500+ ounce per day with power supply and cables. Shown in October 2018 ICMJ. Comes with electrolyte silver dissolver, crystal cleaning station, silver crystal drying oven. We have enough spare parts to make 3 cells. -- $25,000 each Olympus binocular stereo microscope Model SF-20, 30X magnification with fluorescent ring light. -- $195. OMYNO binocular boom microscope on 11-inch pole, 10-65x magnification with wide field eyepieces. Excellent for looking at large specimens. -- $395 Fiber optic illuminator for microscope -- $125 Micro sample splitter with pans, excellent for splitting gold placer. 2 each in stock. -- $95 each Laboratory Scale, Mettler AE160, capacity 75 grams, accuracy, 1/10 mg, reads 4 places to right of decimal. Professionally calibrated in May 2021. -- $1,500 Chain-o-matic Ainsworth double pan balance with set of weights. -- $1,200 12x12x12 lab drying oven. -- $500 Sweco, 4- foot diameter 3-deck sieve with 6 spare sieve. -- s$9,500 Lightnin mixers, air operated with 4 shafts and 3diameter props. -- $1,000 each

EQUIPMENT IN GOOD WORKING condition: Knelson MD30 Concentrator$18,000. 24 ga Gardner Denver mucker$6,000. (2) 24 ga 1-1/2 ton rocker dump and 1 end dump mine cars$2,000 ea. Stutenroth impact mill w/50 HP motor$6,000. GD 63 Jackleg drill$1,500. (970)560-0685 or send email.

25mm OD core drill comes with backpack, Shaw gas-powered engine drill, coupling, diamond drill bit, loose materials bit, core cutter, 2 compression tanks, core breaker, knockout rod, barrel adapter, T-handle, aluminum gas can and 20 feet of drill steel. Excellent condition. Asking $2,800, includes delivery in the USA. UNION GULF RESOURCES, CORP. Send email or call (619)609-0234.

FOR SALE15 TON GIBSON ROD MILL, w/roll. Mint. Jaw, conveyor, feeder, classifier (2) table. Send $8. 14 pages, pictures, W.W. Gibson instructions. OREGON MINE SERVICE, PO Box 205, Sumpter, OR 97877. $15,000 Firm.

RETIRING. SELLING PROVEN, successful 11-year-old business designing, building and selling Trademarked gold and precious metals refining kilns. Countless untapped markets, huge potential for expansion. Go global, take this to the next level. www.goldkilnsusa.com for product videos. (928)634-3455.

Owner selling due to health condition. Located east of Grass Valley by town of Washington, CA. $3,600 OBO. Make offer. Contact SAM BALDWIN, Harrington & Baldwin Mining Equipment Supply,470 E Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Offering 100 acres of remote Arizona desertuntouched dry river creeks & benches filled with tiny gold nuggets. There is literally gold to be found anywhere the shovel dropspossibly the best placer gold mining in the entire area. The purchase price of $965,000 includes loader backhoe, high quality Goldfield brand vibrating hopper/grizzly/trommel, dump truck, water pumps, generators, etc. If interested, call LAURA or STEVE at: (480)296-3773.

Buy these (46) forty-acre Alaska State Mining Claims northwest of Fairbanks. 1,840 acres total with only 10 acres mined. There is road access and plenty of water. All equipment and trommel included plus cabins. Geologist report reflects material ran $10.50 per yd. in 1983 at $350 an ounce. Permits are in place. Price reduced, for sale or lease $4 million. (970)629-8637.

One that you do not want to sell that should be operating and in production or a mine that you need help to operate. I have 34 years of mining experience. Please contact me by emailif this is of interest.

ORO INDUSTRIES TROMMEL and Centrifuge. Trommel is 24 diameter by 20 long, 10HP electric drive with Browning gearbox. 25 - 30 YPH. Centrifuge is 20 diameter with 3HP electric motor with 15 YPH production rate. Call (307)922-4754, MATT.

DENVER 5x4 SRL PUMP, 25 HP; Galigher 2 rubber-lined sump pump; 48 Sweco screen; Denver #12 drives/ 48 Dorr Oliver thickener mechanism; (2) 100 amp SS shut off boxes. MILLER EQUIPMENT, Tel: (865)475-7977, or send email.

Located SE of Fairbanks. 16 (40-acre) state placer mining claims. Includes heavy equipment in excellent condition, 4 Conex boxes full of tools, Cat parts and gold cleaning equipment. CRAIG (608)343-9973.

Consists of the Eureka & Donaldson Placer claims, located in eastern Oregon. Approx. 30 patented acres. Cracker Creek runs through entire length of property. Estimated 1.3 mil yards of pay available to be mined. Owners selling the full operation (land and equipment). Price & terms negotiable. Contact RUSS (701)580-1554. Serious inquiries only please.

A hydraulic operation from 1882-1912, using antiquated methods recovered 3 million yards at .01 from a 3-mile section of a Tertiary river channel. 44 million yards remain in main channel plus 40-50 million potential in side channels and redisposition deposits. A large basic dike intersects the gold channel and forms its base for a mile. It contains strategic metals and rare earths, plus enough scandium to make it valuable.

Cleveland and Cleveland Extension mining claims in Inyo County, California. Adits to 800 length. 10 -12 principal veins in granite and quartz monzonite. Accessed mines in 2wd dually last month, but 4wd recommended. Thousands of tons of tailings to reprocess. Huge potential for persons with hard rock experience. Im only selling because Im permitting a placer operation in Nevada and cant split my focus. For more info, go to: mindat.org Go to California/ Inyo County/ Owens Valley/ Fish springs (Tinemaha mining district) click on Cleveland Mine. Asking $35,000 or consider offer, trade for 4x4 4-door pickup, small mining equipment, small excavator, tractor/ loader etc. Also have lode claim in San Bernardino Co. for $5,000 and many placer claims in Imlay, Nevada, Barber Canyon, Rock Hill area. For maps, pics and info call (814)688-4965.

CHASE, ALASKA802 ACRES OF patented placer claims and 80-acre lot with airstrip. Future potential wildlife wilderness eco development reserve. Ample water. Permits required. No royalties. $1,200,000 Send email or call(907)562-3382. Call, Text, Zoom.

With recent dramatic increases in gold prices, there is no better time for accredited U.S. investors to move investment capital into Alaskan precious metals and gemstone mining projects as a hedge against U.S. and global financial market uncertainties. Seeking U.S. buyers, investors or large-scale miners for our lode, placer and open pit gold, copper and gemstone mining projects in Alaska. For complete information contact: ANN ELLIS, (907)521-6480, [email protected] or TED STINSON, (907)382-1751 [email protected]

Approximately 360 acres of Placer mining claims (2-160 acre claims) for sale just a few miles from Goldfield, Nevada. Average value from many assays over the past 15 years is +.12 ounce gold per ton, also tellurides on the property. Asking $250,000 terms available or trade for Fee Simple property, equipment, motorhome, ore concentrates, etc. Reply by email for information and location. UNION GULF RESOURCES, CORP. (619)609-0234.

FOR SALE: 3 Contiguous Patented Placer Gold Claims (59.92 acres)$700,000. Equipment sold separately. A few miles south of Lake Almanor, CA. Feather River runs through the middle of the property. Owner will consider 2-year MINING LEASE OR TRADE for property in Washington, Oregon or So. California.

(3) 40-Acre state placer claims in the Upper Cache Creek Basin. Good access. Active mining adjacent. Good water. Easy to permit. High potential placer site for very reasonable. $24,000 for all. Call/txt (208)304-7483.

CLAIMS FOR SALEFour contiguous gold placer claims in Historic Ophir Gulch, Greaterville, AZ. Total of 120 acres within Coronado National Forest on east flank of Santa Rita Mountains, 45 miles south of Tucson, AZ. Excellent access, camping and ATV trails. LUMP SUM. $12,000. DAVE TAYLOR (314)808-5858.

Powered by JCB200 Excavator with 400 Link Belt Undercarriage. 100YPH Gold Watch Project washplant. 5 cylinder Duetz water pump. 24x8 container included with extra parts & supplies. Setup to work on land or ocean. Located in Nome, AK. Ready to work. Pictures available. $139,000 $79,000. Call ARNE BELSBY, send email or call(509)979-8265.

PERFECT FOR MINING CAMPSNew Remote Septic Systems. A 40- and an 80-person per day septic system. Coast Guard approved. One works on ultraviolet light, one on chlorine. $90,000 new; now $12,000 each. (907)235-8975.

Closely held property ownership. Proven mineral reserves. Onsite plant commissioned/operational. Seeking lessor/developer/operator to assume immediate hands-on site operation. Investment and/or sweat equity ownership stake available. Contact by email or call(408)313-1595.

230 Acres on Solomon River, 35 miles from Nome, which have been entirely dredged upstream. These claims begin where dredging stopped. $485,000. 20 to 25 ft. deep. Abuts the Nome-to-Council Road at Mile Post 35. Mining engineers report states possibility of 20,000 to 40,000 oz. of gold. A 4 diameter diesel-powered trommel is available for $20,000. (907)235-8975.

EQUIP. SETUP FOR REMOTE MINE-MOUTH, NO POWER, OPS. Complete Assembly consisting of: M35A2 multi-fuel Army truck w/ mounted 10x16 rebuilt Austin-Western crusher (driven by new 50 HP Kohler gas motor). Crusher discharges to new vibratory overs/unders classifier. Unders supplies used Kamflex elevator discharging to new Stutenroth 2 tph impact mill w/ new 18 hp clutched Honda gas motor. Mill discharges to new vibratory variable speed classifier. All equip. has approx. 12 hrs. use. $34,000 OBO. If not sold by 10/31/21, equipment will be parted out & sold separately. (208)521-3649, leave a message or send email.

40-YEAR EXPERIENCED MINING Consultant for hireProperty evaluation, permitting, safety and environmental regulations, blasting, narrow vein underground mining and processing. Have Niton XL5 XRF for field and lab analysis of 52 elements. Willing to travel. CRAIG LIUKKO (970)560-0685 or send email.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TAILINGS, PRECIOUS METAL ORES & TOLL RUN to Process in our Nevada Facility In-House LaboratoryAA, ICP, XRF & Fire Assays Do you know anyone who could use our Help or needs Funding or a Joint Venture Partner? Call Today (302)381-2772.

PRECIOUS METALS TESTING and 30+ elements tested by ICP-MS, the most sensitive technique. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 laboratory accredited. Microwave digestion method. LONE PINE ANALYTICAL, Phoenix, AZ. Dr. David Luttrull, (480)797-3353; or send email.

With recent dramatic increases in gold prices there is no better time for accredited U.S. Investors to move investment capital into proven large-scale Alaskan precious metals mining projects as a hedge against US and global financial market uncertainties. Seeking U.S. buyers, investors or large scale miners for our lode, placer and open pit gold and copper mining projects in Alaska. For complete information contact: ANN ELLIS, (907)521-6480, [email protected] or PAUL TORGERSON, [email protected]

COMPLETE PLACER PLANT OPERATION in Arizona. Buy Any or All. Very Low Hours: Rock Systems feeder/hopper/grizzly/conveyer$30,000. Goldlands 50 YPH trommel$35,000. 6 Pump$5,000. Yukon Sluice$3,000. Goldlands sizing separator$9,000. MSI Water Clarification Unit$175,000. MSI Exit Conveyor $7,000. U-Tech Finishing Table$1,900. 4 Honda Pumps$4,000 ea. Power Panel$10,000. 75KW Generator$22,000. Cargo Trailer with tools etc.$8,000. Goldlands Spiral Separator$2,500. Much more: tools, generators, water tank, diesel tank, welding etc. Send email.

WHAT WILL YOU DISCOVER? Gold Mining & Rock Hounding 365 days a year in Arizona Good Access Gold Mining Claims for sale an hour from Phoenix and Prescott in the Weaver Mountains near Wickenburg, Congress, Stanton, and Yarnell. From casual prospecting up to commercial mining operations. Credit Cards Accepted. Call (928)HAS-GOLD (928)427-4653 www.ArizonaMiningClaims.com

With recent dramatic increases in gold prices there is no better time for accredited U.S. Investors to move investment capital into proven large-scale Alaskan precious metals mining projects as a hedge against US and global financial market uncertainties. Seeking U.S. buyers/investors for our Kahiltna Placer Gold Mine Project southwest of Talkeetna, Alaska. The resource is estimated at up to 174,000 ounces gold in 6 million cubic yards. Production cost is estimated at $485 per troy ounce of gold. Dividend distributions can be paid in cash or gold. Contact: ANN ELLIS (907)521-6480, [email protected] or TED STINSON (907)382-1710, [email protected]

Southwestern OR$400,000. 3/4 sq. mi.(475 acres) under Placer Claim. 20 acres under Lode Claim. 6 major en echelon quartz fissures. Excellent production history. 3 established lode mines with free-milling ore (that weve located). Some ore out of 2nd level mine over 100 OPT in some bodies. One known pocket extraction in order of 90 lbs. in 1905. 1/4 mi. of premier mining creek access. 1,200 sq. ft. (approx.) house with open well. 3-level mill building w/ore hopper. Closed circuit pilot mill4 tons per day. Electric line power onto property. Claim in moderate, mixed conifer timber. 1/4 mile from paved road. 12 miles from services on paved highway. Contact: BILL by email.

https://www.icmj.com/magazine/article/mud-creek-placer-mine-adventure-1614/ A WORLD-CLASS POTENTIAL PLACER GOLD DEPOSIT backed by authentic, verifiable, geological reports showing 73,000 PROVEN, mineable ounces of gold reserves and with the POTENTIAL reserves evaluated at 2.8 MILLION OUNCES of recoverable gold in the over 2,000-acre AK state claim block, located 140 air miles NE of Nome, at Candle, AK. Offering significant ROI for seed capital, lease, with advance on royalties, joint venture or outright sale. $3,285,000. Principles only please. Send email.

For SaleGold Property Eastern San Bernardino County, Calif. 4 Patented and 37 unpatented claims. Significant indicated gold resource with additional potential. Contact: MR. RICHARD VOIT For details go to: www.TheAmericaMine.com

FOR SALE: 4x3 Denver SRL pump, 7.5 HP; 5x4 Denver SRL pump, 25 HP; 2 Galigher rubber-lined pump 5HP; 48 Sweco SD screen, Denver #12 drives, 48 Dorr Oliver thickener mechanism; (2) 100 amp SS shut off boxes. MILLER EQUIPMENT, Tel: (865)475-7977or send email.

185 miles from Fairbanks. Price option without equipment$125K. Also available: D-7G Cat Dozer, Insley 1000 Excavator. Variable price options on the equipment. For more information, contact ROB GOREHAM (49er Mining Supplies) at (209)588-1635 or send email.

RADIANT EXPLORATION, INC. Mineral Exploration Mapping Services Remote Exploration via Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Satellite Imagery Detection Capabilities for the Location and Depth of any Precious or Base Metal Lode and Placer Experience FastAccurateVery Affordable Small Surveys Welcomed Contact: MONTY GEORGE (303)905-1680 or send email. www.radiantexploration.com

+40 years of domestic/international experience. Exploration > Evaluation > Permitting > Mining > Recovery > Sales. Hard rock or placer. Extensive references list. Reasonable rates. Dont mine w/out consulting a professional. Call Charles Watson (530)258-4228. Helping you make better decisions.

I am an experienced Arizona prospector who is retired and would like to help and teach new miners. I will help you find, stake and file your own claim. I know where there is open BLM ground that is good for placer and lode mining. I will take you into the mountains to test and help you file a claim. I can use my equipment or yours. In Arizona, you dredge differently because of less water. Why buy an existing claim at inflated prices when I can help you find your own unclaimed land that is just as good or better for a fraction of the cost. I can also teach you how to do research work and testing so you dont get scammed by unscrupulous claim sellers. Please call DENNIS (602)565-6561 or send email.

NOME 10-inch suction dredge Dola Mae 50-foot catamaran, (2) new 115 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engs. 5.9 Cummins diesel, 6X8 Berkeley water pump, new 6212 Garmin GPS. 16-wheel trailer. Sleeping quarters. $155K Send email or call WES (928)710-8404.

ORE ANALYSIS X-Ray Spectrometer & Fire Assays Fast Service, Prices Include Sample Preparation Free Price List or see our website at: http://www.reedlab.altervista.org/ Reed Laboratories, 3355 Lincoln St., Carlsbad, CA 92008

Koyukuk Mining District with grandfather rights. Access by road, airstrip, winter trail. Proven placer ground. Fines to large nuggets. Health issues encourage retirement. Serious offers will be considered. (907)388-6769,

TCB International LLC is currently accepting new customers for the processing of precious metals through leaching of concentrates and head ore. Located in Phoenix, AZ. For more information visit us at: www.tcbinter.com or contact us via email.

WANTED: WET DRUM MAGNETIC SEPARATORS in operating condition with feed tanksCASH BUYER FOR SALE: Deister 999 triple table in 40 trailer with sand screw & controls, very good condition for sale. LARRY (602)377-3774 Call or send email.

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If you enjoy geology and love to see vivid photos of unique rocks and precious minerals, the hobby of unearthing these majestic items may be very rewarding to you. More and more, treasure hunters are making names for themselves by locating meteorites, gold and other precious minerals. They are buried in the groundthere for the taking! So, if you have a natural sense of curiosity and a bit of perseverance, you can foreseeably amass quite a valuable collection of rocks and minerals. Just educate yourself about metal detecting and the targets youre searching for; then set out into the terrain!

Metal detectors provide an exciting means of locating gold and other mineral specimens. They have long been known as highly effective prospecting tools for finding larger mineral deposits. There are countless areas to searchsome more advantageous than others. Dry arid climates are popular for meteorite detecting. Gold is often pinpointed in the ground, sand, iron ore fields, rivers/streams and even in the ocean water. Be sure to do your research and check with local clubs and dealers for the laws in your area before starting your hunt. Always be sure that you have permission to hunt on any private property. As you can see, theres a wide range of treasure hunting sites to explore. It all depends on which types of rocks or minerals you decide to search for.

Gemstones are highly collectible minerals. Many people use them for jewelry; others assemble them in a display case. Only crystalline gemstones are considered minerals (an inorganic naturally occurring substance with distinct chemistry). While a metal detector itself wont target gemstones, an entire category of detectors is designated for gold prospecting. Gold is often found with other precious and metal-bearing minerals, including iron. These are called indicator minerals. Among the indicator minerals likely to be encountered with gold are Quartz, Magnetite, Garnet, Corundum (Sapphire), Emerald and (happily) Diamonds. So, it is indirectly that your metal detector will lead you to gemstones.

Anywhere gold nuggets have been found in the past, or any gold-bearing area. So, this is where research is key. Find out where past mining operations have occurred. Then, use your metal detector to search an area where you know others have found gold. Hoping to turn up prized gold with your metal detector? If you have the right tools and knowledge, you can find gold pieces, gold veins, gold shavings and gold nuggets. With the rising price of gold today, people can make a career out of prospecting gold with a metal detector and selling their finds.

There are two main types of gold metal detectors. They are either high frequency VLF circuits that are very sensitive to gold or Pulse Induction circuits. High operating frequency detectors can detect smaller pieces of gold and gold nuggets easier than low frequency detectors. Gold prospecting metal detectors can be tuned to filter out most of the mineral interference. Pulse Induction detectors are best known for cancelling out the toughest ground mineral conditions. These models are also excellent for finding large gold nuggets at extreme depths. Be sure to take a look at our recommendations for the best gold metal detectors.

Local legend may have it that a meteorite fell near the area you live. Perhaps there is even a large visible crater to add credibility to the story. You can use a metal detector at the site and hope for an overload hit, which indicates a large metal object. Characteristics that help identify true meteorites include attracting a magnet, showing some rust stains and a possible greenish tint. According to Discovery Channels series, Meteorite Men, you can cover acres of ground in plowed fields, forests, rolling hillsides, abandoned farms and on unmarked dirt roads hunting for space rocks. There are different types of meteorites; those that contain iron and nickel can be located with a decent metal detector.

Experienced meteorite hunters recommend mid-range or high-quality gold detectors to track down these elusive space rocks. The XP DEUS and the Fisher Gold Bug 2 are great choices for locating Meteorites. When you hit a target with these models, they go off with a lot of intensity. These models are very sensitive to iron and nickel, the main components of Meteorites. On the flip side, they also have built-in ground balance controls. Ground balance is a good feature when hunting for gold, but when hunting for meteorites, it is possible to completely balance out small meteorites. Using the optional manual ground balance will help remedy this situation. If you think youll spend a lot of time prospecting for gold as well as meteorites, more expensive metal detectors can be well worth it. Read our recommendations for selecting the best meteorite hunting metal detectors.

I have enjoyed working with Michael, Daniel and their team at Detector Electroics Corp. They have done a fine job representing the Detector Pro line since it was first introduced in 1996. One of the things I see them do is go the extra mile for their customers. It is always nice to see a family run business endure and we wish them many years of continued success.

We appreciate the partnership from Michael and Daniel at MetalDetector.com. As a family owned business, we choose our partners carefully. We have found that their team has done a fine job of representing our line. With thirty years of success under their belt, we expect that they will be a partner for many years to come.

We at Treasure Products, manufacturer of the Vibra-Probe and Vibra-Tector, want to congratulate Daniel and Michael on the admirable milestone of being in business for over three decades. The dedication and product knowledge that your staff exhibits has been a great benefit to us. We offer our best wishes for your continued success.

I have found that the team at MetalDetector.com has done a fine of job representing the entire JW Fishers line. They have partnered with us in helping to bring our products to both individuals, larger corporate and governmental organizations. Michael and Daniel have established a knowledgeable team that has done the job of getting the correct product in to the hands of each consumer. I wish them continued success as they represent our products in the years to come.

I have been impressed by the professional approach and the experience of Daniel, Michael and the entire team at Detector Electronics Corp. Three decades of superior customer care has been the key to their success and large sales volume.

We have enjoyed working with Michael, Daniel and their esteemed team at Detector Electronics Corp. We feel that they have been the best choice for representing the good reputation of the Makro Detectors in the region. They have been working towards 100% customer satisfaction ever since they started their cooperation with us as our exclusive Distributor in the USA and Canada. We are pleased to see both their business and the sales in their region continue to grow. It is nice to see both our family business and theirs growing together. We see our companies moving forward together for many years to come.

Garrett has a longstanding quality relationship with Detector Electronics Corp since the 1980s. I have seen them grow from a regional dealer to one of the largest internet dealers yet they have maintained that special care for the customer for over three decades. Their team of knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff and family make their dealership a first choice for the treasure hunter.

MetalDetector.com has been a valuable business partner to Fisher Research Labs for many years. They continue to grow while still offering the best in customer service and after sale support, which is very important to FRL. We wish to congratulate them on 3 decades of business and stellar service to our mutual customers. Having known Michael and Daniel along with their parents for 2 of the 3 decades they have been in business, I have seen their company grow year in and year out without sacrificing whats important to all of us customer service before, during and after the sale. Their entire staffs knowledge of our product helps to ensure the customer gets the right detector for their needs regardless of what they might be. We look forward to our future relationship and continued success of MetalDetector.com and their entire staff.

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with the team at MetalDetector.com at their newly expanded facility in Southborough, MA. I have to say that I was impressed with their operation and knowledge of the Teknetics product line. When the Teknetics product line was recently re-launched, MetalDetector.com was one of the first partners we contacted. They have had a long standing relationship with the brand as one of the original Teknetics dealers in the country. We value long standing relationships and are excited to have them as a member of our team.

It's been an honor and privilege working with the fine folks at Detector Electronics for over 25 years. Having a family owned and run business ourselves, we know the "attention to detail" it takes to keep a business running smoothly with an emphasis on customer service. It's no surprise that Sondra and David's fine sons, Michael and Daniel have continued in their parents tradition of being exemplary businesspeople who take the time and care enough to really know their clientele. It's always been a pleasure working with you!

DRS Electronics, GmbH is proud to have Detector Electronics Corp. represent our products. I have known Michael and Daniel for over a decade. Their team is genuine and knowledgeable. They provide exceptional support and service to our customers. They are a recognized leader in the industry. Internationally their business is known for excellent customer support. Their presence is a great confidence for treasure hunters.

MetalDetector.com has been a great business partner for many years and the best choice for representing Makro Detectors in the USA! With the addition of Nokta products to their product portfolio in 2018, we are confident that our businesses will continue to grow together for many years to come!

MetalDetector.com has been a great business partner for many years and the best choice for representing Makro Detectors in the USA! With the addition of Nokta products to their product portfolio in 2018, we are confident that our businesses will continue to grow together for many years to come!

Dear Sondra, ...in addition to being the first metal detector company I found (after contacting several) which actually seemed to care about my order and which treated me like a valued customer, you also really worked hard from your end to make sure the purchase went through and the detector arrived at its destination on time. By the end I felt I was dealing with a friend rather than a faceless company on the net. Well done!

And, by the way, my 7 year old son Juanito found a nickel yesterday when he took his detector out for the first time! If things keep going this way the detector will have paid for itself within a few short decades! But seriously, he is really enjoying it and hoping to find his long-dreamed-of buried treasure some day.

Ordered 2 Garrett ACE 250's on 09-14-09 at noon Received 09-15-09 at noon You folks should be proud that you hold true to all you say, do and promise. It's very refreshing to work with a company that keeps the old-world values going, not too many people / companies out there that can even come close to what you provide.

1160 GRAM Meteorite! found 3 " underground. Don't ask where. One of many! As far as being excited I all most had a stroke. Here's a photo of one Meteorite I found on the surface, over 800 grams and a 447 gram one! The one in the middle is my first. The bar magnet has some small Iron meteorites on it.

I received the Tesoro Sand Shark today...and want to thank you. Tried it, love it, looking forward to many enjoyable hours with it. Knowing that it is a "rare" domestically made item gives me double pleasure! Also...doing business with pro's (such as yourselves) was also a pleasure I will tell others about! Forwarded a "glowing review" to you. Thanks again.

Just wanted to thank all involved in a recent shipment to me that was a gift for my grandkids. I ordered 2 detectors but for some reason only one was shipped. After calling your company you bent over backwards to get the second detector to me on time for giving to my grandchildren. I explained that we exchange gifts a week early so my children and their families can be in their homes Christmas morning since some travel distances are involved. The second detector arrived last Friday in time for our celebration last Saturday. --THANKYOU. I order quite a few things online and have experienced some terrible companies but you are the best.

I have just come in after spending an hour or at my local beach with my son, which is only a 5 minute walk from my home called Deception Bay. This is the first time i have ever used detector. The very first thing it detected in less than a minute was a two dollar coin, boy we were so excited! Not by the amount, but by the fact that on its maiden voyage it detected a coin. We then detected a ten cent piece. We can't wait to take it to a popular beach and I will practice more with the settings.

I would like to thank you for your prompt service. My detector arrived at my door In Brisbane Australia in less than a week. This is the first time I have used any service like this outside of Australia, but with this kind of service and ease of buying and your range of goods this will be the first of many transactions.

I just wanted to say thank you to Scott who made my recent purchase so pleasent! I am enjoying my Tesoro's and have found lots of cool stuff so far. Just waiting for that first gold find! Thanks agian for all the help that was provided in making my decision!

I was amazed at how fast I received my BOUNTY HUNTER. The order arrived in perfect condition, and in only three days after I placed the on line order. The four part series about selecting the right product was also appreciated and helped me to make the right decision for my purchase. You are truly a company that takes care of business and most importantly your customers. It is a pleasure doing business with you and I will gladly recommend you to anyone that wants to buy a metal detector. Thanks for the GREAT SERVICE.

I am a very happy camper. Yesterday I took my Garrett Ace 250 out for the first time to some local parks. My total find was about 150 coins. The detector works so well and so easily. It only took me about a half an hour before I new what every button did. I am also very salified with the support I got from Dan & Sondra.

I purchased an Ace 250 from your site for my 7 year old son and now I am hooked! This is our first metal detector and the Ace does every thing it says it will. Thanks for the fast delivery and introducing my son and I to a great new hobby.

I got the detector-my husband was thrilled.... Thank you so much. You and Daniel have been so helpful. I am a first time buyer and am feeling very lucky to have found your website. Daniel helped me to locate a really great detector and you have been extremely courteous and prompt in seeing my order through. I look forward using my new metal detector. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season....overall my experience ordering off of your website was convenient and customer service was great. Thanks again.

The same low pricing for everyone! Whether youre a metal-detecting expert or novice, we keep it simple. We offer the lowest advertised pricing allowed by contract with each manufacturer. The personalized service you receive from our experienced team is our added bonus. That's what we are all about. Rest assured, you will not find a better value online.

Dear Sondra,...in addition to being the first metal detector company I found (after contacting several) which actually seemed to care about my order and which treated me like a valued customer, you also really worked hard from your end to ...Read full quote

Hello Folks, Ordered 2 Garrett ACE 250's on 09-14-09 at noon Received 09-15-09 at noon You folks should be proud that you hold true to all you say, do and promise. It's very refreshing to work with a company that keeps the "old-world" ...Read full quote

Hello Dan, Remember me? I bought my Tesoro Tiger Shark from you... It came just when you said it would, and works just as you told me it would. Thanks for your help in sorting through the maze of detectors. ...Read full quote

Dear Sondra, 1160 GRAM Meteorite! Found 3 " underground. Don't ask where. One of many! As far as being excited I all most had a stroke. Here's a photo of one Meteorite I found on the surface, over 800 grams and a 447 gram one! The one in ...Read full quote

Dear Detector Electronics, I received the Tesoro Sand Shark today...and want to thank you. Tried it, love it, looking forward to many enjoyable hours with it. Knowing that it is a "rare" domestically made item gives me double pleasure! ...Read full quote

HERE IS A CONVERSATION FROM OUR WEB SITE INSTANT MESSENGER Visitor: Hi there Dan+Sondra, thank you for all your help with my order Dan: You have it? Visitor: I received the parcel today. Dan: Great! It came right to your home? Visitor: No ...Read full quote

Dear Customer Service, Just wanted to thank all involved in a recent shipment to me that was a gift for my grandkids. I ordered 2 detectors but for some reason only one was shipped. After calling your company you bent over backwards to ...Read full quote

Hi Guys, I have just come in after spending an hour or at my local beach with my son, which is only a 5 minute walk from my home called Deception Bay. This is the first time i have ever used detector. The very first thing it detected in ...Read full quote

I just wanted to say thank you to Scott who made my recent purchase so pleasant! I am enjoying my Tesoro's and have found lots of cool stuff so far. Just waiting for that first gold find! Thanks agian for all the help that was provided in ...Read full quote

Hi Scott, I was amazed at how fast I received my BOUNTY HUNTER. The order arrived in perfect condition, and in only three days after I placed the on line order. The four part series about selecting the right product was also appreciated and ...Read full quote

Dear Customer Service, I am a very happy camper. Yesterday I took my Garrett Ace 250 out for the first time to some local parks. My total find was about 150 coins. The detector works so well and so easily. It only took me about a half an ...Read full quote

Dear Sondra, I purchased an Ace 250 from your site for my 7 year old son and now I am hooked! This is our first metal detector and the Ace does everything it says it will. Thanks for the fast delivery and introducing my son and I to a ...Read full quote

Sondra, I got the detector-my husband was thrilled.... Thank you so much. You and Daniel have been so helpful. I am a first time buyer and am feeling very lucky to have found your website. Daniel helped me to locate a really great detector ...Read full quote

Dear Metaldetector.com I just want to thank Sondra and the rest of the gang for my Minelab Explorer SE. It was a pleasure doing business with you and I will recommend your fine business to my other detecting buddies. ...Read full quote

Our No-Haggle, Best-Price Guarantee on Metal Detectors The same low pricing for everyone! Whether youre a metal-detecting expert or novice, we keep it simple. We offer the lowest advertised pricing allowed by contract with each manufacturer. The personalized service you receive from our experienced team is our added bonus. That's what we are all about. Rest assured, you will not find a better value online.

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I regularly get inquiries along the line of: Hey, I found this rock, and I think it might be gold ore. How can I tell? Prospectors are always on the lookout for gold-bearing rocks that may be the source of any nearby placer gold.

Weve been busy with a plethora of projects, all aimed at gathering gold into a pile big enough to brag about. Were not there yet, but Ill show you some of the interesting projects weve completed since we talked last.

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Gold can be found in nature in a few different forms. Small nuggets of pure metal are sometimes found by themselves, but typically they are part of veins or placer deposits consisting of gravel and other materials. Lode or hard rock deposits can also contain gold, which is often mixed with other minerals. Metal detectors can uncover gold in any of these forms; however, a metal detector designed specifically for gold prospecting is ideal because it can decipher metal vs. mineral composition.

Because of advancements in metal detection technology, amateur gold prospectors now have a better chance of finding gold. If youve decided youre ready to try out prospecting for yourself, the first step is choosing a metal detector well-suited for the task. Articles such as Whats the Best Gold Prospecting Metal Detector? will quickly direct you to the right metal detector. Next, you will need to decide where your first search sites will be. Are there riverbeds, streams or waterways nearby that are known for placer deposits? Another option seasoned prospectors suggest to beginners is: work abandoned mines and mine dumps where others have successfully extracted gold from nature. Early day miners were known to miss a rich ore vein by mere inches, leaving the location laden with valuable gold. Pioneer gold seekers would rely on their eyesight to follow a gold vein far into a mountain, digging just inches away from a much more productive vein. Modern metal detectors now reveal the precise location of these long-overlooked veins along the walls of old mine tunnels.

These old mines may be long forgotten, but a prospector can cash in with newer technologyin the form of a highly capable metal detector. Equipped with a gold detector, a recreational miner can examine the space behind the walls, roof and floor of a mine in just a few hours; it took the old-time miners months to do this. The tunnel floors of old mines are known to yield ore deposits when searched with a metal detector. Pieces of valuable ore fell from carts as it crossed the tunnel floor. Since most mine tunnels were driven through highly mineralized or magnetic material, a metal detector must be ground balanced as precisely as possible to cancel the effects of the minerals. Before ever setting out in the field, practice ground balancing your detector (instruction manual will give exact instructions and how to test it on gold and iron). Once ground balanced, make a general sweep of the mine floor, collecting all samples that give a metal reading. There are likely to be small iron objects in an old mine including rail spikes and hangers for candles and mining lamps.

Operate your metal detectors search coil approximately one to two inches from the tunnel wall, depending upon the amount of iron mineralization present. Scan the walls and ceiling carefully, marking any positive (metallic) signals. Ore containing a sufficient amount of conductivity will respond positively as metal. Then you can use a mattock or rock pick to dig beneath the surface debris to locate all likely looking samples to test. Once you have collected a number of ore samples, lay your metal detector flat and test each of your rock samples individually. You will be able to determine its composition based on conductivity (target ID display, if equipped) which rock fragments contain high-quality ore deposits. Continue this testing as you work the mine tunnel. Experts recommend adjusting your audio so a faint but constant signal is maintained; headphones are also highly recommended by many prospectors.

Tailing piles from old mines and the mines dump are hot locations to work. They are definitely the easiest and quickest sources of gold if a prospector is proficient with his metal detector. Tailings are the discarded pieces of rock left from previous mining activities. Again, many valuable remnants of gold were cast aside. Old-time miners were looking for the obvious pay dirt, but todays prospectors have the equipment to locate even tiny pieces of gold. A minuscule looking 2 grams of gold is worth $100 at todays gold prices. And amazingly, large gold or silver nuggets are often found hidden inside a chunk of rock that was discarded at the dump site. The old-time miner could not see the valuable material hidden by the rock. And this is where a metal detector comes in to signal its presence.

Searching for gold inside mines requires a metal detector that is highly sensitive and one that can precisely tune out the minute minerals known to exist in gold bearing areas. Not all metal detectors are suited for prospecting, so it is important to have a gold-hunting metal detector. With it, you may be another lucky hobbyist who discovers high grade ore that has been lying around unnoticed for decades!

Dear Sondra,...in addition to being the first metal detector company I found (after contacting several) which actually seemed to care about my order and which treated me like a valued customer, you also really worked hard from your end to ...Read full quote

Hello Folks, Ordered 2 Garrett ACE 250's on 09-14-09 at noon Received 09-15-09 at noon You folks should be proud that you hold true to all you say, do and promise. It's very refreshing to work with a company that keeps the "old-world" ...Read full quote

Hello Dan, Remember me? I bought my Tesoro Tiger Shark from you... It came just when you said it would, and works just as you told me it would. Thanks for your help in sorting through the maze of detectors. ...Read full quote

Dear Sondra, 1160 GRAM Meteorite! Found 3 " underground. Don't ask where. One of many! As far as being excited I all most had a stroke. Here's a photo of one Meteorite I found on the surface, over 800 grams and a 447 gram one! The one in ...Read full quote

Dear Detector Electronics, I received the Tesoro Sand Shark today...and want to thank you. Tried it, love it, looking forward to many enjoyable hours with it. Knowing that it is a "rare" domestically made item gives me double pleasure! ...Read full quote

HERE IS A CONVERSATION FROM OUR WEB SITE INSTANT MESSENGER Visitor: Hi there Dan+Sondra, thank you for all your help with my order Dan: You have it? Visitor: I received the parcel today. Dan: Great! It came right to your home? Visitor: No ...Read full quote

Dear Customer Service, Just wanted to thank all involved in a recent shipment to me that was a gift for my grandkids. I ordered 2 detectors but for some reason only one was shipped. After calling your company you bent over backwards to ...Read full quote

Hi Guys, I have just come in after spending an hour or at my local beach with my son, which is only a 5 minute walk from my home called Deception Bay. This is the first time i have ever used detector. The very first thing it detected in ...Read full quote

I just wanted to say thank you to Scott who made my recent purchase so pleasant! I am enjoying my Tesoro's and have found lots of cool stuff so far. Just waiting for that first gold find! Thanks agian for all the help that was provided in ...Read full quote

Hi Scott, I was amazed at how fast I received my BOUNTY HUNTER. The order arrived in perfect condition, and in only three days after I placed the on line order. The four part series about selecting the right product was also appreciated and ...Read full quote

Dear Customer Service, I am a very happy camper. Yesterday I took my Garrett Ace 250 out for the first time to some local parks. My total find was about 150 coins. The detector works so well and so easily. It only took me about a half an ...Read full quote

Dear Sondra, I purchased an Ace 250 from your site for my 7 year old son and now I am hooked! This is our first metal detector and the Ace does everything it says it will. Thanks for the fast delivery and introducing my son and I to a ...Read full quote

Sondra, I got the detector-my husband was thrilled.... Thank you so much. You and Daniel have been so helpful. I am a first time buyer and am feeling very lucky to have found your website. Daniel helped me to locate a really great detector ...Read full quote

Dear Metaldetector.com I just want to thank Sondra and the rest of the gang for my Minelab Explorer SE. It was a pleasure doing business with you and I will recommend your fine business to my other detecting buddies. ...Read full quote

Our No-Haggle, Best-Price Guarantee on Metal Detectors The same low pricing for everyone! Whether youre a metal-detecting expert or novice, we keep it simple. We offer the lowest advertised pricing allowed by contract with each manufacturer. The personalized service you receive from our experienced team is our added bonus. That's what we are all about. Rest assured, you will not find a better value online.