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Panning/Sluicing

The easiest way to find gold is to use simple prospecting equipment like gold pans and sluice boxes. These are time tested methods to find placer gold.

Find More Gold by Removing Overburden & Open Up the Bedrock

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There has been a considerable amount of tips and tricks written on this website about how to successfully find gold. Integral to success is the ability to locate gold-bearing ground, understand how to mine it efficiently, and ultimately to capture the gold. One simple, yet perhaps under-emphasized point that is worth mentioning is that the […]

An Overview of Basic Gold Separation Methods

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Artisanal mining refers to the use of simple rudimentary tools and processes to extract minerals resources such as gold from the soils on a small scale. In most developing the mining industry is not well developed. This means that large scale sophisticated mining operations are not very common. Most of the mining in such conditions […]

Classify your Gravels to Retain More Fine Gold

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Nearly all professional gold placer mining operations classify their gravel to maximize the amount of gold that they recover. Doing this step prior to running material through a sluice box allows for maximum retention of gold, especially the finer gold dust. Classifying gravel is the process of separating the aggregate material into consistent sizes by […]

Digging for Gold in Ancient Tertiary Rivers

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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 […]

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