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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Recirculating Highbanker Sluices and Auto Sluices for Fines

Just a quick FYI. I just finished an article about highbankers and the recirculating sluice. They are marvelous inventions giving many recreational gold prospectors an edge. Try reading https://hubpages.com/education/The-Highbanker-An-Automatic-Power-Sluice


Saturday, August 31, 2019

New Scottish Gold Mine?

Tyndrum, a scottish village, may lie above n old gold mine last worked in the '80s. As it has become environmentally more sound, it may prove to be a tourist attraction as well.

Scotgold Resources will be developing the site. British authorities will have to approve their plan. The developer has stored precious metal outside the mine.

Called the Coronish gold mine, the 2017 proposal must be approved also by National Park Authority customary planning procedures.

The inside of the mine is outstanding – view the photos.







Thursday, May 09, 2019

Niche Sites for Gold Prospecting and Treasure Tales

Almost all of my gold prospecting and gold treasure articles are on a new website. Here are links to all of the HubPro articles to date.
https://owlcation.com/misc/Not-So-Common-Places-I-Have-Found-Gold-A-Hub-for-the-Curious-Prospector
https://owlcation.com/humanities/San-Xavier-del-Bac-Mission-and-the-Esmeralda-Mine
https://owlcation.com/humanities/Indispensable-Companion-The-Gold-Prospectors-Burro
https://hobbylark.com/misc/How-to-Use-a-Gold-Sluice
https://hobbylark.com/metal-detecting/ways-to-test-gold-ore
https://owlcation.com/humanities/19th-Century-Gold-Prospecting-in-Arizona
https://hobbylark.com/misc/Finding-Gold-Placer-Deposits-Gold-in-Quartz-Veins-of-Gold-A-Gold-Piedmont-and-Minerals-Found-with-Gold
https://skyaboveus.com/misc/Lost-Mines-of-Southern-Arizona
https://toughnickel.com/frugal-living/Metal-Detectors-A-Hobby-with-Bountiful-Treasures
https://hubpages.com/education/Discovering-Ancient-Gold-In-Arizona
https://owlcation.com/misc/Where-to-Find-Gold-if-You-are-a-Newbie-Gold-Prospecting-the-Best-Places-Using-Gold-Panning
https://skyaboveus.com/climbing-hiking/Hiking-for-an-Abandoned-Gold-Mine
https://hubpages.com/education/Making-Placer-Gold-Mining-Easier-A-Piece-of-Desert-Equipment-the-Dry-Washer
https://hubpages.com/travel/Free-Panning-Gold-at-State-of-California-Park
https://owlcation.com/humanities/Buffalo-Bill-Cody-and-Arizona-Gold
https://owlcation.com/stem/Ancient-Mining-Tools-and-Techniques
https://owlcation.com/humanities/Pancho-Villas-Treasures
https://hobbylark.com/metal-detecting/The-Miller-Table-Refining-Fine-Placer-Gold
https://hobbylark.com/metal-detecting/Fine-Gold-Recovery-With-A-Blue-Bowl-Concentrator
https://owlcation.com/humanities/Arizonas-Invaluable-Cornish-Miner-Connection
https://toughnickel.com/misc/For-Old-Codgers-Who-Fantasize-About-Gold-Prospecting-and-Recycling
https://hobbylark.com/metal-detecting/Spiral-Wheel-Gold-Panning-Machines-Automated-Gold-Recovery
https://hobbylark.com/metal-detecting/Nugget-Bucket-Concept-is-Golden
https://hubpages.com/education/California-Gold-Rush-Famous-Entrepeneurs
https://hubpages.com/education/The-Highbanker-An-Automatic-Power-Sluice
https://hubpages.com/money/Buying-Gold-Today-How-Could-the-1933-Gold-Seizure-Affect-Your-Purchasing-of-Gold

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Metal Detecting in Vero Beach

If you enjoy articles about treasure hunting, this author not only takes you down the road on exciting metal-detecting quests, but describes the local restaurants and other haunts along the way. This one is well worth the time to stop and have an adventure.
https://hubpages.com/travel/The-Treasure-Coast-Lives-Up-to-Its-Name

Monday, March 18, 2019

Australian Family's Homemade Rock Crusher

Ran across this article about a family's gold prospecting ventures. It is very interesting and includes a photo of a rock crusher they designed and had welded up. This is worth seeing.
https://toughnickel.com/frugal-living/family-finds-gold#comment-17619385

Here is another one with a pdf for free download. http://www.homemadetools.net/homemade-rock-crusher


Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Welcome Nugget

A replica of the Welcome Nugget on display in the Mineral Hall at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. (Image: Anatoli Lvov / Wikimedia)

Another nugget specimen from Australia