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Recreational Gold Prospecting for Fun and Profit

Recreational Gold Prospecting for Fun and Profit

by Gail Butler

Only $14.95
Most of this book is about the basics - where to find gold, how it occurs, methods of finding it without investing a fortune in equipment. Plus field information for several states. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 207 pages.

Recreational Gold Prospecting for Fun and Profit
Table of Contents

Introduction
5
The Language and Lore of Gold Prospecting
7
Where to Find Gold and Why It's Found There
12
    Item Specific Gravity
13
Basic Techniques of Gold Prospecting
27
    Metal Gold Pans
29
    Plastic Gold Pans
31
    Drop-Bottom Gold Pans
32
The Art of Panning for Gold
32
    Recovering Gold With A Sluice Box
43
    Researching Gold Sites
52
Let's Go Gold Prospecting...On A Budget!
54
    Crevicing For Gold
58
    Sniping For Gold
61
    Dowsing For Gold
62
Other Equipment and Methods
65
    Dredging for Gold
67
    Using a Highbanker to Recover Gold
71
    Drywashing for Gold
77
Electronic Gold Prospecting
84
Recreational Gold Prospecting and the Environment
107
Planning a Prospecting Adventure
118
Gold Prospecting with Kids
128
What To Do with Your Gold
135
Staking a Claim
148
    Requirements for a placer claim
152
    Claim requirements for a lode
152
More about Lode Gold
162
Heading for the Hills!
178
    Alaska
179
    Arizona
179
    California
180
    Colorado
182
    Georgia
182
    Idaho
182
    Maryland
183
    Michigan
183
    Montana
183
    Nevada
184
    New Mexico
186
    North Carolina
186
    Oregon
187
    South Carolina
187
    South Dakota
188
    Utah
188
    Virginia
188
    Washington
188
    Wyoming
189
    Western Australia
189
Outfitting the Prospector
190
    Mail-Order Sources
191
    On-Line Catalogs
192
    Maps
192
Publications and Organizations to Assist You
194
    Magazines and Newsletters
195
    Books
196
    Organizations and Clubs
198
    Government Agencies
205