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Gold Prospecting In Montana

While there are some stories of Native Americans making bullets out of gold, by some Catholic missionaries in the 1840's, the first “official” gold was discovered in Montana by white men in 1852, and first mining camp was built around ten years later. Now, some hundred and fifty years later, there is still gold to be found in Montana. Not much has changed, gold mining remains very hard work, but a few things have and it is now even easier to hit the gold fields ready to find your gold nugget. Today Read more [...]
how to stake your gold mining claim

Telling The Government Where To Find Your Gold, OR, Staking A Gold Mining Claim! Part Two

By: J.C. Allen This is part two of "Telling The Government Where To Find Your Gold" OR Staking A Gold Mining Claim. Read the rest in our series: [simple_series title="How To File Your Own Gold Claim After Prospecting!"] Cross Filing or Over Staking Gold Claims...It happens Now the BLM says they have no jurisdiction over matters concerning ownership of claims that are top filed over existing claims, over staking should be determined and will be determined through civil court actions between rival Read more [...]
how to stake your gold mining claim

The True Purpose Of Gold Prospecting? Once You Know Where To Find Gold, CLAIM IT!

By: J.C. Allen Hey, hey fellow prospectors!!  This is JC, welcome to another episode of The Gold Prospecting Show!  In this episode, I'm going to change things up a little bit, and are going to cover how to file a gold mining claim. Telling The Government Where To Find Your Gold Using Their Survey System What everything's based off of, how you do it, I spent a lot of time here last week at the County recorder's office going through it, so hopefully I can make it easier for you because we're Read more [...]
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The Toughest Part of Prospecting? Deciding Where To Go!

By: J.C. Allen When I started prospecting just over two years ago, one of my first major purchases was a metal detector.  Since the closest "proven" gold in my neighborhood for prospecting is almost two hours away, I wanted to enjoy the prospecting adventure regardless of location or "gold" being searched for.  Metal detecting provides the very same challenges and great times with the kids, so I was hooked! Now that I have been fully focused on researching for likely metal detecting or other Read more [...]

Prospecting For Where To Find Gold In West Virginia

By:  J.C. Allen Kevin from Logan West Virginia asks me, JC, "Where can I find gold for prospecting in West Virginia?" Due to Momma Nature, geology, and just plain old bad luck, there are just a few places where little to no gold or silver can be found.  And sadly for Kevin, and all you Mountaineer Gold Prospectors, West Virginia is one of them. Yep, other than a few historic newspaper articles which are sometimes SUSPECT, as they were sometimes marketing the area to entice settlers to move Read more [...]