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Gold Prospector's Handbook


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The Gold Prospector's Handbook is one of our favorites. Some of it is pretty advanced with regards to reading a stream, geology etc, but it's also loaded with information of use to the absolute beginner. This book will have a place on your shelf for years to come.

Covers geology, stream dynamics (where gold is likely to deposit in a watercourse), how to pan for gold, tools, etc. This is a non-technical but somewhat advanced prospecting book that will help you in your search for gold. Black, 176 pages, ISBN 0-935182-32-2

Table Of Contents:


I. What is gold?

II. Is There Any Left?

III. Elementary Geology

IV. Elementary Mineralogy

V. Geological Agents

VI. Stream Geology

VII. Introduction to Placers

VIII. Stream Placer Prospecting

IX. An Introduction to Dredging

X. Setting Up and Testing Your Dredge

XI. The Initial Launch

XII. Dredging Principles

XIII. Principles of Lode Prospecting

XIV. Sampling Theory

XV. Other Valuable Minerals

XVI. Tools of the Prospector

XVII. Final Concentration Methods

XVIII. Glossary


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