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The Geology of Gold


A collection of articles on the geology, mining, prospecting and history of gold.

What is Gold?What is Gold? What is Gold? A summary of the physical properties, occurrence and uses of gold. Most Important ToolThe most important gold prospecting tool The most important gold prospecting tool Is not a gold pan. Gold ProspectingGold Prospecting Gold Prospecting in the US: The history, geography and geology of gold prospecting by USGS. GoldGold Gold: A history of gold uses, mining and prospecting over thousands of years.
Getting GoldGetting Gold Getting Gold A practical treatise for prospectors, miners and students. Written in 1898. Prospecting ToolsGold Prospecting Tools Gold Prospecting Tools: The main tool that you will need is a brain but a pan will be helpful! Uses of GoldUses of Gold Gold\'s Many Uses: The unique properties of gold make it ideally suited for many industrial uses. Fee MiningFee Mining Sites Fee Mining Sites are mines that you can enter, pay a fee, and keep anything that you find.
Gold BooksGold Books Gold Books: Fifty books that will help you find gold. For beginning and experienced prospectors. Videos: Panning GoldHow to Pan for Gold How to Pan for Gold: Learn about panning by watching four experienced panners.    

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