An Overview of Gold Mining in Arizona. Arizona is quite possibly the most popular state in the US for gold prospecting. There are a few reasons for this: 1. The climate attract prospectors during the winter months 2. There is a lot of public land available for prospecting 3. There is a lot of […]
Gold isn’t the only mineral that people are looking for. There are countless other gems and minerals that you can still go out and look for today. Some of them are even quite valuable!
Fossils in Florida – Hunting for Nature’s Treasures from the Past Florida is a veritable hotbed of fossils, and the amateur prospector will be pleased to know that they don’t have to get out the pick and shovel in order to nab some truly impressive specimens for their collection as long as they pick their […]
An abundance of Georgia Fossils and Crystals await discovery for those who seek them out If you’re headed to Georgia and you enjoy rockhounding then you’re in luck. The state contains both a surprising amount of fossils and some enormous, gorgeous crystals which will sit nicely in your collection. Georgia Fossils Many are […]
There is no greater treasure than the Sapphires in Montana Many people might be surprised to find out that Montana actually has some of the best sapphires in the world. While they rarely come out of the ground huge, they’re quite often gem-quality as soon as they’re in the hands of eager miners and prospectors […]
Rockhounds enjoy the search for rare Gems in Colorado There’s a huge variety of different precious and semi-precious stones across the state of Colorado, and two of the most sought after are topaz and rhodochrosite. These gems occupy pretty much opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to their experience with humans, topaz having […]
Platinum nuggets are actually MUCH rarer than placer gold nuggets are. Nearly all of the platinum found around the world is microscopic bits that are extracted from the ores, and not large enough to be captured by traditional placer mining methods. The largest source of platinum is South Africa. Recently a mine in the state […]