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Arizona Gold Placers and Placering

Arizona Gold Placers and Placering

by Eldred D. Wilson

Only $10.99
This book has 148 pages that are packed with tons of information about gold placers and small-scale gold placering in Arizona. 5.5" x 8.5" paperback.

Arizona Gold Placers and Placering
Table of Contents

Part I: Arizona Gold Placers
    General origin and features of gold placers
9
    General distribution of Arizona gold placers
10
    Relation to physiography
12
    Relation to pediments
12
    Relation to streams
13
    Relation to regional geology and types of veins
13
    Yearly rainy seasons of Arizona
13
    History of Arizona gold placer mining
13
    Production
14
    Yuma County gold placers
15
    Yavapai County gold placers
32
    Pima County gold placers
53
    Maricopa County gold placers
65
    Cochise County gold placers
68
    Greenlee County gold placers
73
    Pinal County gold placers
74
    Santa Cruz County gold placers
76
    Gila County gold placers
79
    Graham County gold placers
81
    Mohave County gold placers
82
    Coconino, Apache, and Navajo Counties
88
Part II: Small Scale Gold Placering
    Introduction
91
    Facts about gold
91
    Identification of placer gold
91
    Physical properties of gold
92
    Gravity concentration
92
    Amalgamation
93
    Size of gold particles
94
    Seeking placer gold
94
    Placer equipment and methods
95
    Panning utensils
96
    Rocker (cradle)
99
    Long tom
104
    Sluices
107
    Small sluice
110
    Wet methods vs. dry methods for gold extraction
112
    Dry concentration
112
    Blanket method
113
    Dry panning and blowing
113
    Dry washers
113
    Separating gold from gold amalgam
115
    Gold flotation
120
Appendix to Part II
    Selling gold
123
    Bibliography
123
    Tables and conversion data
125
    Troy weights and measures
125
    Equivalents
125
    Liquid volume and capacity equivalents
125
    Weights of materials
126
Part III
    Suggested List of Equipment for Prospecting in the Southwest
127
    Prospecting tools
127
    General camping equipment
127
    Cooking equipment
127
    Medical and first-aid supplies
127
Part IV
    Food Suggestions for a Prospector
128
Part V
    Treatment of Sunstroke or Heat Prostration
131
Part VI
    Information on poisonous animals
132
Part VII
    Laws, regulations, and court decisions in relation to the location and retention of gold placer claims in Arizona
135