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Stake Your Claim!

Stake Your Claim! Finding Gold in the United States: A Step-by-Step Guide

by Mark S. Silva

Only $20.99
So, you're ready to find some gold! What happens after that? This book will tell you exactly how to stake a mining claim, file it, and keep it. Third Edition, 100-page paperback, 8.5" x 11".

Stake Your Claim!
Finding Gold in the United States:
A Step-by-Step Guide
Table of Contents

    Introduction
3
Mining Claims
5
    What is a Valuable Mineral?
    Types of Mining Claims
    How Many Claims Can You Locate?
    Mining Claim Size
    Use of Mining Claims
Gold
11
    Why Is It So Special?
    Past & Present
    Gold Prices, Production and Economics
    Is there any Gold Left?
The Geology of Gold
19
    Basic Geology
    Formation of Gold Deposits
How and Where to Find Gold in the U.S.
25
    Gold in the United States
    In Rivers and Streams
Finding Land Open to Mining
33
    Public Land States
    Public Land Statistics
Gold Mining Equipment
37
    Lode Deposits
    Placer Deposits
    Types of Placer Mining
The National Mapping System
41
Researching Mining Claims
47
Locating Mining Claims
51
    Placer Claims
    Lode Claims
Recording Mining Claims
55
Keeping Your Claim
57
Buying, Selling, and Leasing Mining Claims
59
Selling Your Gold
61
    Weight Equivalents
    Buyers of Gold
    Gold Prices
Step By Step Instructions
65
Appendixes:
    Federal and State Agencies
67
    Additional Resources
73
    Resources of U.S. Gold Locations
83
    The Ancient River of Gold - Ordering Information
99