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Historic Gold Miner & Prospecting Pictures Round 1

If you spend any amount of time gold prospecting, do you always begin to wonder how did the ol' timers do it?  Since I spend way too much time stuck at work when I'd rather be out in the field prospecting and metal detecting for gold, I am continually stumbling onto some great old finds. Today I went back around to a resource I found last year, and found quite a few more solid gold nuggets of old timey gold mining pictures...I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. What gold prospecting and Read more [...]

Montana Resources For Today’s Gold Prospector

Here are some resources to get you Montana prospectors started looking for where to find gold...Montana has a rich (literally) history of gold mining which continues to this day...Get out there and find you some!! Montana Gold Mining & Prospecting Regulations Bureau of Land Management...Mining Program Quote: A recreational miner with a pick, shovel or gold pan does not need a special permit on BLM land in Montana. A person using a suction dredge in Montana should get a permit from the Read more [...]

Get Started Gold Prospecting

Want To Know Where to Find Gold Anywhere You Are Located? Learn How To Find Gold With Gold Prospecting Research right now!! Before Spending Money Any Equipment!! There is an old saying amongst gold prospectors that "Gold is where you find it."  Since this was true even in the past when gold was sold at a fixed price of US$20.67 per ounce, with today's historically high gold prices, you, me and any new gold rush prospector will truly take gold from any dirt, stream, or rock where we can find gold! However, Read more [...]

Historic Gold Miner Pictures First Edition

Historic Gold Miner Pictures First Edition To make myself a better prospector and learn from those who have gone before, I love to check out old pictures of the gold miners and prospectors who have been there and done that. It is interesting to see the way the old schoolers used to dress, the equipment they used, and overall demeanor... I even use them to plan DiY equipment builds...like these rocker pics... when doing my Rocking Gold Cradle build over this past off-season.  I hope you enjoy Read more [...]

How To Pan for Gold? Here’s A Quick Tip!

Easy Gold Panning How-To Trick When I started panning for gold last year, not only was I panning streams downstream of some old claims, I was BRAND NEW to prospecting and gold panning. Not knowing any better I was taking much too long to sample and work my pans.  Of course, I did not want to lose any gold. My quick solution to keeping all gold plus speed up panning? One day on a whim, I threw some small non-lead, painted fishing weights into each pan.  My reasoning was if I kept the weights, Read more [...]