Gold Prospecting First Requires Desire, Then You Need A Place To Go…And Only Then Should You Buy Equipment…Get Your Gold Prospecting Research Started Here
I do some of my best gold prospecting in the winter time, with the ol’ confruzer…and a bit of time. Then when the snow melts and the streams
begin running, I know exactly where to go and what to do to make my gold prospecting FUN and REWARDING.
Diving into some more detailed analysis of where gold can be found in the United States, I have found some online resources which may be valuable for other gold prospecting folks. With all the overburden of gold prospecting information, some of these nuggets are pretty hard to uncover and find copies of if you don’t specifically know what you are looking for…stick around for more gold prospecting research tools and resources!!
No matter where you are in the world, the U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Resource Data System should be your first stop for gold prospecting…here is a free tutorial on how to use the system to help you learn where to find gold (some folks are charging money for this information, I am giving it away)…
PRODUCTION POTENTIAL OF KNOWN GOLD DEPOSITS IN THE UNITED STATES…Bureau of Mines Report
Assessment of Undiscovered Deposits of Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead, and Zinc in the United States…U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRCULAR
This project also estimated the identified resources and past production of these five metals. Assessment results include the following: (1) It is estimated that 18,000 metric tons (t) of gold, 460,000 t of silver… are in undiscovered deposits minable with existing technology. (2) In addition, it is estimated that 15,000 t of gold, 160,000 t of silver, …remain in identified resources. (3) Past production from the largest identified resources of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc is estimated to be 12,000 t of gold, 170,000 t of silver, …
This indicates significant remaining opportunities for the gold hunter here in the USA. Which is only one of the reasons why I prospect for gold!
I will continue to add items here on e Gold Prospecting.com as I come across them. Happy Hunting!!