January 20, 2017

There are some valuable minerals and ores that are largely overlooked by the recreational prospector. Dozens of these flouresce under ultraviolet light. 

Scheelite is a very high grade ore of tungsten and fluoresces blue-white as seen below 

Scheelite is found in ma...

October 20, 2016

Even though we do not stake hazardous mines, we know some of our readers do in fact have claims with old workings on them, in some cases even claims we have sold. Not all old workings are hazardous and some can even prove to still be lucrative.  

Many of the workings yo...

June 20, 2016

A lot of claim buyers don't know where to start the first time they walk across their new mining claim. 20 acres is a large parcel (nearly 900,000 square feet) if you are planning to cover every square inch searching for the Mother Lode. The idea of gold sitting in ful...

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