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Gold! Gold! A Beginner's Handbook and Recreational Guide

Gold! Gold! A Beginner's Handbook and Recreational Guide

by Joseph F. Petralia

Only $13.99
This bestselling book is great for greenhorn gold-hunters who would like to know where and how to prospect for gold. A 6" x 9" paperback with 142 pages.

Gold! Gold! A Beginner's Handbook and Recreational Guide
Table of Contents

In the Beginning...
9
    The King of Money * Gold: Its Nature * Gold Fever * The Rush Had Begun * The Fever Spreads * Mining Life * The Motherlode
The Pot at the End of the Rainbow
23
    Where to Begin Your Search * Why it is Where it is * Its "Heft" is the Main Clue * Images: A Nugget's Travels * Learn to Read the Stream * Placer Paydirt * Prospecting for Quartz Veins
Putting Together Your Grubstake
51
    Prospecting Gear * The Tools of the Trade
Methods: Then & Now
57
    How to Pan * Gold Pan Sieve * The Sniffer * Dry Placer Operations * Operation of a Sluice * Clean-up * Rocker Box * Long Tom * Hydraulic Concentrator * Dredges * Metal Detectors
Crescent of Gold
84
    Amalgamation * Staking Your Claim
Nickel Knowledge
92
    Survival pack * Specifications * Sorting by Size * Troy Weight * Forms * Gold Rocker Plans
Where to Prospect
104
    Gold Concentrations in the U.S. * Southeast States * Rocky Mountain and Western States
Head for the Hills!
119
    Dust * Grains * Nuggets * Additional Reading * BLM Offices * Note Pad
    Glossary
126
    Appendix
129
    Mining Supply Resources * Mining Supplies
136
    Equipment Order Form
143