December 20, 2017

Our intent is to help the beginner and the weekender who holds a mining claim and a limited budget to recover gold.

Required Tools:

Gold Pan

Small Shovel

Cost: about $10

Optional Accessories:

5 to 10 gallons of water to pan concentrates in

Small plastic tub to pan into, save...

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...

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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