Gold Prospectors Handbook


Gold Prospectors Handbook

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    Minerals, a deluxe field guide and mini-encyclopedia for amateur geologists,
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    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.
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