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Modern Prospecting: How to Find, Claim and Sell Mineral Deposits

Modern Prospecting: How to Find, Claim and Sell Mineral Deposits

by Roger McPherson

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Treasure hunters will have lots more luck if they know where to look, and how to properly stake a claim on any bounty they find. What is the right way to go about prospecting? This 6" x 9" paperback will tell you all about these things and much more in its 303 pages.

Modern Prospecting: How to Find, Claim and Sell Mineral Deposits
Table of Contents

How I Became a Prospector
13
Deposits: How Did They Get There?
19
Discovery Stories
34
Staking Your Claim
43
Fort Knox: The One That Got Away
58
Beyond Gold in the Gold Pan: Saving the Semi-Heavies
65
Before the Klondike: Circle, Alaska
74
The Search for Diamonds
81
Nevada Monsters: Carlin's Microscopic Gold
90
The Old and the New USGS
99
Researching a Prospect
109
The Lure of Lost Mines
121
Fieldwork and Equipment
131
Modern Assaying
142
Geochemical Prospecting
154
Rock and Mineral Alteration
164
Yellowstone's Geysers and Hot Springs: Near-Surface Mineral Deposits
174
Skarn: Where the Magma Hits the Marble
184
Mineral Fashions
192
Black Hills Pegmatites
202
The Dark Rocks and Platinum Metals
214
Geophysical Prospecting
224
Uranium: A Second Look
236
Developing a Prospect
249
Interior Alaska's Gold Rush: A Quiet Frenzy
259
    Conclusion
267
    Glossary
270
    Government Agencies and Bureaus List
280
    Works Cited
285
    Suggested Reading
287
    Index
294