Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bradshaw Mountain Arizona Placers: See the Gold Map

I discovered a site with some Arizona gold prospecting information. Scroll down the page just slightly. Of particular interest to me was a partial map of the Bradshaw mountains and publicly documented placer and lode gold locations. It won't be of much use except for a few, but if you are familiar with the Bradshaws in Yavapai County, AZ, this partial map might be helpful. What is useful is the location of the Crown King Mine and where the water flows from there. I pan on my club claims not far from this area. It is beautiful land and can make a picnic rather exciting!

Monday, December 29, 2014

How He Built a Recirculating Sluice, by Mike Davis

If you want a detailed analysis of the project to build a recirculating sluice, here is the place to look
FInd 40 photos, drawings, schematics along with detailed instructions. This is by far the best site I have found on the subject of a home made recirculating sluice.


In the Shed with Ed - Prospecting Equipment You Can Build

Tell Ed whether he should build a Miller Table or Fluid Bed Sluice. See in the Shed with Ed

 This prospector can refer you to a prospector radio station and other interesting things. Just watch and listen.

Gold at A social network for prospectors

GPS Talk Radio, see

Also see the Tony Trommel

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Want to Start Freelance Writing for Pleasure or Profit, Strategy

Practical, actionable advice for those who are interested in freelance writing. One of the first things to read to get you started.

Five Spots to Get Your Gold and Gems on Vacation

learn about the best places to dig for gold or gems. This site affords you 5places to enjoy prospecting while you travel. We'll worth the read.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bradshaw Mountains, Arizona Crevicing Gold

I went to a club claim this week to get some fresh air. It is one of my favorite claims up in Yavapai County, Arizona.
Have included some photos. My crevicing yielded some placer, not much, but any is good to me. I enjoyed the day with my wife. It is a super place. The Bradshaw Mountains have many old mines and a lot of what flows down the canyon washes comes from them. My claim gets a bit from Crown King, especially after a hard rain, which is what happened a week before. Anyway, here are some photos.

"livescience" Reveals New Data on Gold Deposit Formation

Here is an interesting scientific study showing the time it can take to form gold.  A gold deposit named Ladolam on Lihir Island in Papua New Guinea is the site of an interesting finding. Out of a valcano in rising hot water, a gold deposit was formed in 55,000 years. That is, ONLY 55,000 years! Since the planet Earth is billions of years old, 55,000 years is but a drop in the bucket. Check this out for more information about gold formation, sampling, total mieable gold in Ladolam, and how technology there leads to green solutions.