Are you interested in taking up gold prospecting and mineral collection as a hobby? Then you are most probably wondering what could be the best rockhounding tools for the job. The truth is using the right tools to collect minerals can be a fun and rewarding exercise. Depending on the kind of minerals you are […]
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!
Sometimes gold prospectors are lucky enough to unearth a piece of gold that is encased in a solid piece of quartz. Rather than a solid gold nugget, these are generally referred to as “gold quartz specimens,” and are quite a thrill to find. These natural specimens of gold in quartz are highly valued by collectors, […]
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 […]