Where to Find Gold in Northern California
The important role that Northern California played in the Gold Rush history is often overlooked. But significant quantities of gold were found and mined there and it's still there to be found - if you know its secrets...Gold is everywhere - it accumulates in particular kinds of areas under predictable conditions. Time and the forces of nature gather gold flakes and nuggets in hiding places that can be located by prospectors who know where to look and what to look for. Jim Klein, veteran prospector, miner and treasure hunter, knows those secrets and shares them with you in this book. Take a trip with Jim through some of the most beautiful gold bearing country you will ever see. Visit old mines and ghost towns and hear the tales of lost treasure. Learn about the techniques and equipment used by the old timers and today's modern gold seekers. Try your luck with a gold pan, dredge or metal detector. With Jim's help, you too may know the thrill of "showing color." This book features the known gold-bearing areas of Northern California - organized by county with maps, directions, tips on where to look, and the history and tales of each area. A technical glossary, equipment instructions and photos provide ease in your prospecting adventure. Learn how to stake a claim and what to do if you do strike gold. Where to Find Gold in Northern California is the essential prospecting book for all treasure hunters! The author, James Klein, is a popular gold prospecting author and has written other titles, such as Where to Find Gold in the Desert, Where to Find Gold in Southern California and How to Find Gold.
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Table of Contents
What Have You Found?
How Are Minerals Different from Rocks?
Experiment 1: Making a Mineral
Experiment 2: Making a Fossil
What Types of Rocks Can You Find?
Experiment 3: Making Sedimentary Rock
Experiment 4: Making of Other Types of Rock
Experiment 5: Testing for Limestone
Why Are Minerals Important?
Experiment 6: Making Different Shapes
Experiment 7: Taking Out the Minerals
Fun With Rocks and Minerals
Experiment 8: Testing the Minerals in Rocks
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U-Dig-It Folding Hand Shovel
U-Dig-It® Folding Shovel is a lightweight, versatile digging tool made of durable stainless steel.
Save your fingers! This little folding shovel moves far more dirt and gravel than will your rock hammer. This small, hand sized, stainless steel, folding shovel about the size of a garden hand trowel. The heavy wire frame handle folds out and locks. The light weight makes it a great accessory for your rockhounding and the case, either leather or ballistic nylon, keeps it right their on your belt ready for use. Similar to the famous U-Dig-It folding shovels. The U-Dig-It folding shovels are made in the USA and the quality is better. But the price of this folding shovel is about half the price. Made by the same manufacturer as U-Dig-It folding shovels.
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