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Advanced Prospecting and Detecting for Hardrock Gold

Advanced Prospecting and Detecting for Hardrock Gold

by Jim Straight

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When prospecting for gold, learning about the geology of your area could have big payoffs! This book is written for experienced gold hunters, and examines "The relationship of Regional Geology to the Types of Placer Deposits (With Emphasis on Epithermal Deposits Forming Eluvial Placers and How to Metal Detect Them); Meteorites - Mining Districts / Gossans - Laterities". This spiral-bound paperback book is 5.5" x 8.5" with 82 pages.

Advanced Prospecting and Detecting for Hardrock Gold
Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1
2. Basic Types of Gold Placers
5
3. Eluvial and Alluvial Placers
9
4. Genesis
9
5. Three Types of Ore Deposits
10
6. Characteristics of Gold
16
7. Poor Placer Gold Recovery
17
8. Hot Water Alteration
20
9. Weathering Processes
20
10. Supergene Enrichment
23
11. Character of Hardrock Gold
24
12. The Classification of Igneous Rocks
25
13. "Hit and Miss" Prospecting
28
14. Stay Out of Old Mines
28
15. Lost Mines
30
16. Detecting Around Old Hardrock Free-Milling Gold Workings
31
17. The Eastern States
33
18. How to Detect for Gold Ore and Float
33
19. Ground Effects
33
20. Free Quartz Float
35
21. Nuggetshooting in the California Mother Lode
35
22. Notes on Prospecting in Altered Areas for Pocket Gold
40
23. Research Tips
55
24. Warning!
56
25. Tips to Better Detecting
56
26. Prospecting Tips
58
27. Even More Nuggetshooting Tips
59
28. Nuggets, Specie and Gold Veins
69
29. Gossans and Laterities
69
30. Mid-Range Eluvial Nuggets
72
31. The Beginning of Modern Placers
73
32. Conclusion
74
    Glossary
75
    References
80
    Charts and Illustrations