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Besides making a great weekend trip into history, ghost towns are most often abandoned mining camps. Mines mean tailings. Tailings mean minerals.
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  • Advanced Prospecting and Detecting for Hardrock Gold

    The relationship of regional geology to the types of placer deposits (with emphasis on epithermal deposits forming eluvial placers and how to metal detect them.)

    Meteorites - Mining Districts - Gossans - Laterities

    Jim Straight has been involved in some form of prospecting for over half a century.

    Jim found his first detected nugget on a hardrock mine dump near Tonopah, Nevada. For the last fifteen years he has metal detected both desert dryplacer areas and hardrock gold mines.
    He is a 1954 graduate of the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada. Jim has a B.S. degree in Geological Engineering and has completed post graduate classes in Mining.

    "ADVANCED Prospecting & Detecting for Hardrock Gold" has been written especially for the serious student who is self-committed and willing to study and become more knowledgeable. This booklet is not a simple course in "Introduction to Nuggetshooting 101." Instead, it is meant to be "Advanced Nuggetshooting 421" and is intended to be semi-technical. It will lead the serious detectorist, who is determined to find gold nuggets, along a learning path by introducing little-known technical aspects and correct terminology.

    Explanations, references, illustrations, charts, tables, and a glossary round out the basic information. Emphasis is placed on epithermal deposits that have formed eluvial placers, "how to" detect them for gold nuggets, and "how to" understand the relationship of regional geology to the types of placer deposits.


    GB-80000144
    $11.40
  • Oregon Gold/Silver & Gems Maps - Then and Now

    Height 9.5 Width 6.4

    This map packet includes five maps printed on both sides. Maps one through four features gold, silver and gem deposits. The fifth map, side one, shows gold occurrances taken from an 1871 map. Side 2 is a page outlining the history of Oregon's mining operations and how to find and mark your own gold deposits. Every map tells the greatest story! Reported and known occurrences of gold and silver, as well as the popular gem deposits are identified in red. Many secrets of prospecting and mining are revealed in this collection! This publication is attractively packaged for display.


    Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, agate, apache tears, bloodstone, carnelian, chalcedony, feldspar, fossils, garnet, geodes, jasper, limb casts, nodules, obsidian, opal, petrified wood, quartz, rhondonite, rhyolite, sagenite, serpentine, sunstones, thunder eggs, tourmaline, jade

    GM-3300301
    $15.95
  • Idaho Gold & Gems Maps - Then and Now

    Height 9.5'' Width 6.5''

    Idaho is known as ''The Gem State'' and this map package is the ideal way to locate the abundance of minerals and gems this state has to offer. This package contains 5 maps, 17.5 by 23 inches, printed on both sides. These old maps are reproductions of authentic documents from the National Archives. Reported and known occurances of gold and silver, including many other popular gem deposits are identified in red. This publication is attractively packaged for display


    Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, agate, beryl, corundum, epodote, feldspar, garnet, geodes, jasper, nodules, opal, opalized wood, petrified wood, quartz, rhodonite, thunder eggs, topaz, tourmaline, and zeolite.

    GM-4300301
    $15.95
  • AAPG Northern Rocky Mountain Geological Highway Map (Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming)

    Learn more about the geological history of the rocks around you! This colorful, educational map presents state/regional surface rock outcrop information?age, depositional environment, rock type, and names of formations. Includes major highways, towns, and landmarks. Printed on a single sheet and folded to glove compartment size, has a stratigraphic column by state, mileage charts. Scale: 1 inch=30 miles. Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Revised 1997.
    GM-5500665
    $12.00
  • AAPG Northern Great Plains Geological Highway Map (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota)

    Learn more about the geological history of the rocks around you! This colorful, educational map presents state/regional surface rock outcrop information?age, depositional environment, rock type, and names of formations. Includes major highways, towns, and landmarks. Printed on a single sheet and folded to glove compartment size, has a stratigraphic column by state, mileage charts. Scale: 1 inch=30 miles. North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
    GM-5500672
    $12.00

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