One of the most efficient tools used for gold mining is the highbanker. It is a modern advancement of the simple sluice box, which has been used for centuries. Why a Highbanker? One of the first inventions for gold mining was the sluice box. The sluice box was used to filter materials so […]
If you want to find lots of gold then you need to process lots of gravel. Highbankers and suction dredges are two of the best ways for gold prospectors to recover large amounts of gold.
Placer gold deposits that have accumulated in the gravels of a riverbed are generally the richest areas to look for gold, particularly in gold-bearing areas that have seen limited mining activity. Even in places that have been mined for centuries, there can still be good concentrations of gold in river gravels which are often rejuvenated […]
Running a large-scale mining operation in the United States is getting harder and harder to do. The amount of permitting required to get a mine into operation is no small task. In fact, today most sizable mining operations are limited to just the large companies that have access to millions of dollars that are able […]
There are many different types of prospecting equipment that you can use to find gold. Choosing the best one will vary depending on the type of location that you are prospecting, the amount of material that you need to process, and your budget. Each of these prospecting tools can be the right choice depending on […]
Some of the highest concentrations of gold are found in ancient Tertiary gravel deposits. These are locations where a river once flowed millions of years ago, but is now located far from the existing river. The process of erosion essentially leaves the old river channel “high and dry,” stranding the gold far away from the […]
There are many states in the U.S. where you can use pans, sluices, suction dredges and metal detectors to find gold nuggets. Most of the western states and some places in the Southeast have produced nice gold nuggets over the years. Below are five states that have not only been some of the most historically […]