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Stake Your Claim!

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

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".

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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

 

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