Category Archives: Prospecting

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What Is Old Is New Again…Prospecting Old Maps…And Create Your Own Overlay

By: J.C. Allen Busy, busy this week but got time to dig and clean a new eGold nugget for all you prospectors out there.  Gold miners find old mine spots, railroads, and work camps... Metal detectorists look for old cabins, old school sites, old fairgrounds, racetracks, and any other spots folks gathered and you just might find those old relics. Good Luck & May You Always Find What You Are Looking For! Read more [...]
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How To Prospect With The LR2000 Report

What the heck is LR2000 and how can it help my gold prospecting? Watch this short video and I will show you 😉 By:  J.C. Allen The LR2000 is the Bureau of Land Management's system of compiling all the mining claims in the USA.  While mostly focused on the heavy public lands in the Western states, you can use the report to find if an area is already claimed or open for gold prospecting. IMPORTANT NOTE:  The LR2000 mining claim reports do not specify the mineral being mined!!  Use Read more [...]
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New Tutorial: How To Prospect History Using Topographic Maps

Short video on how to look for likely spots for metal detecting or gold prospecting…

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Gold Panning In Maine? Sure!

Gold locations in Maine known to the USGS...if it is possible for you to gold pan downstream from these spots, they'd be some of the best places to start. View Larger Map Maine Office Of GIS...listing of maps available online.  Use these to track down property ownership reviews...and property lines, etc. Historic Topographic Map links...(links open in new tabs)... Blue Hill 1901:  3 mines marked SE of Blue Hill (NOT in USGS database), and two south of Brooksville towards Herricks A Read more [...]
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Are There Gold Claims For Prospecting In New Jersey?

Help For Our e Gold Prospecting Members... Watch another installment of "I'm Stuck At Work And Would Rather Be Prospecting" tutorials in response to an inquiry from Keith M., I try to find gold mining claims or occurrences in New Jersey...the techniques and resources I use can help you know where to find gold anywhere in the world!! Hey guys, its J.C.again. stuck at work yet another Saturday. But guess what? My loss is your gain. Today we're gonna answer some member questions. I sent out Read more [...]