Here is a link to a 9 part video series of some prospecting I did In Oregon hope you enjoy
Another Nevada Lost Gold Mine Story
Their are some great accounts of this story one great one by Harold Weight,
here are some of the eairler storys and a map
in the Monte Cristo Mountains, There is a lonely and almost forgotten Mine now. Few modern maps even admit that it exists. But at the beginning of this century it played an important role in the history of southern Nevada. When Jim Butler made his spectacular silver strike at Tonopah Springs in 1900, the Carson & Colorado was the only railroad anywhere in that part of the country. Old Sodaville, on the C&C 60 miles northwest of Butler’s discovery, became the gateway to the Tonopah boom and remained so until completion of a narrow-gauge to the silver camp in July, 1904.
The Dale Gold Mining District is located about 15 miles southeast of Twentynine Palms, Miners started coming as early as 1881 when reports of gold in the Pinto Mountains went out. By its peek production period in 1898, there were as many as 3,000 miners chasing the Gold within the district.
The Area has a lot of Private Gold claims that are owned by Groups and clubs in the Area, by joining one of these groups, Especialy the locaL ones, should get you some great info on the history of the area and where the gold is being found today.
Of Corse there is always the GPAA claims and this local group I found by accident doing some reasurch, I plan to get in touch with them and attend a meeting or 2 their, Its only 100 Miles from me in QUartzsite AZ. FIRST CLASS MINERS website http://www.prospectorsdepot.com/id4.html
Here is the map I found good luck in you gold and lost treasure hunting.
I have known since I was about 6 that I wanted to be a full time treasure hunter and have fun, well 40 years later I was able to see my dreams come true, so I would like to give that opportunity to others to start having your articles published in an open and friendly environment where you will not be judged only encouraged.
So now all inspiring writers of Lost treasure, gold prospecting, metal detecting and rockhounding of any type are invited to publish the stories, ideas and products on my new Lost treasure hunting article site.
It’s really simple just got to http://losttreasurehunting.com/articlesite/ and register as a author, get the email with your password and just start posting, I approve all articles so you know you won’t be turned away for any reason, we welcome all information and authors that truly believe that the information should be shared to everyone. If you have any problems just send me a message on gmail.com the user name is gregmulac on there and face book for those that are also on their.
If you crave for some real adventure and can spare the time for this purpose, a search for lost gold mines and rich deposits should be highly attractive. The world” mine” in the parlance of gold prospectors does not always mean a hole in the ground for the purpose of extracting gold, but rather, in a broader sense, also any deposit of mineral or of O1′e suitable for extraction, no matter whether there has been any lost digging done or not.
That a rich discovery, once made; may be lost again, seems unbelievable to many who are not acquainted with the wide open spaces of the western deserts and mountains, where many hills look almost alike and very few of them possess definite distinguishing landmarks whereby they may be recognized again when seen for the second time. This should impress you with the importance of our advice for noting on the topographic maps every spot where a sample has been taken and record very carefully and accurately your location on the topographic maps after staking the same.
How To Prospect for Minerals and Gold
A great lesson from 1933 by DR. L. Stolfa, only the equipment has changed and he gives some great description and tests for detecting Minerals.
(Placer prospecting) Having arrived at the scene of your intended prospecting activities, what mode of initial attack will you select, what will be your opening move in playing the game? Ordinarily it will make little difference whether you are searching for a placer or a gold vein. You will look for a definite clue, and when found, you will follow it to its successful termination. The most reliable clue is “float”, a term applied to small, sometimes minute pieces of gold and other vein material found in sand and gravel of the streams, in detritus of canyons and gullies, at base of mountains, in sand of the desert, etc.
A day turquoise rockhounding near Kingman Arizona
On a nice Monday morning me and the girls Marina age 8 and Morgan age 6 decided to go out and find some Turquoise. We headed out form Needles CA and headed north through Bullhead city to Route 68 towards Kingman, we took that to 93 and headed towards Vegas. Less then a few miles from there is a road called Mineral park road. well up that road a few miles then off road for a bit and you come to a pile of rocks that are dumped out of the mine as waste rock.
By Keith Ranville
Oak Island, one of Nova Scotia’s most talked about mystery, the oak island popularity has dwindled in recent years, but since the Shag harbor investigation has received so much media attention, a new oak island theory has developed in Nova Scotia, a short time ago. For those that are new to the oak island treasure mystery, the mystery has been an ongoing controversy since the money pit was discovered in 1795. It was in 1803, a flat olive tinted oblong stone, with mysterious symbols was engineered out of the lengthily depths of the money pit.
The treasure stone was unsuccessfully ciphered, by the original founders of the money pit and later the stone was cemented into a fireplace on Oak Island for safe keeping. It wasn’t till many years later the stone was dislodged from the old fireplace, by a new generation of determined treasure hunters, and brought to a local linguistic school teacher for examination. Where it was given a satisfying reading for the eagerly awaiting treasure hunters. The linguistic school teachers symbol translations seemed, too made to order for a treasure hunt, but it was a acceptable cipher, for the group of treasure hunters, to assume funds to further there oak island excavation’ exploration.
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The birth of Birch Island in the oak island treasure hunt
Calling all the treasure hunters and metal detectors and general
rockhounds out there, its time to write that book you have been
talking about for ever. Let’s get it from your head to other
peoples hands. And by doing so you might actually make more money
then you spend in this hobby, it’s to late for me I will always be
buying a bigger motor home or a better dredge or detector, but there
may still be hope for you. Stephanie my lovely wife still lets me
believe it’s ok to enjoy the things you love to do and it’s not
really a disease lol.
Yes I know what your thinking where’s mine, lol, well it has taken
this long to find someone willing to do my editing, Having been
educated in a public school in southwestern PA has left my basic
English skills a bit lacking, I was able to get through college,
even though that took 20 years while I was traveling around the
world the whole time, by doing the minimum in any thing related to
an English class, could be why I ended up with an engineering
degree. Ok back to the editor, I have finally found someone that
looks at it as a challenge, to take my words and make them
presentable to the general public and not go running out of the
room crying and screaming.
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Ever want to write a Lost Treasure Hunting book