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Where to find gold – Where does placer gold go in a storm?

Have you ever asked, "Just where does placer gold go in a storm?" When looking for placer gold, keep track of the basics, don't worry if it doesn't completely make sense at first. Gradually we'll cover all the knowledge you need & I'll show how to quickly polish your placer gold prospecting … [How to find gold ...]

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How to find gold using rocks and minerals video

Here's the video on the relationship between rocks, minerals and gold. Note the few essential mineral types you need to watch for, these include; quartzite (especially dark stained tertiary quartz), magnetite & hematite, pyrite, green stones such as serpentine (California state mineral), red … [How to find gold ...]

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Gold prospecting quick start video

Here's the hunting for gold quick start video introducing the topics for the next few free gold prospecting video releases in our series on how to start finding gold. Note: To be sure you get all of  the complimentary gold prospecting & mining videos;  Sign-Up today The gold prospecting … [How to find gold ...]

Gold Sniffing Dog Rowdy

Gold sniffing dogs?

Have you heard of gold sniffing dogs? While out prospecting for gold one hot day I was watching our cattle dog rowdy play with the kids. He was diving to the bottom of a pool of water and fetching rocks. Right when I thought he was going to get hit by a big heavy 3 incher I saw something else... He … [How to find gold ...]

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Is there any gold left after 1849?

I've actually had people ask me: "Is there really any Gold left after the Gold rush of 1849?" Wow! Yes, there is a lot more gold left! Perhaps as much as 80% still remains, yet to be found by people like you. Imagine the amazing adventures you'll have hunting for and finding native … [How to find gold ...]

The earth and its gold started in spacewhere gold comes from

Where does placer gold come from?

Where does placer gold come from - Gold Geology 101 - Finding placer gold sources, video part 2 of 2 (all 3 segments) Our discussion of where does placer gold come from?  Gold and geology video picks up with a small review of the last video... (Note: If you need to check - Geology and gold 101 … [How to find gold ...]

California Route 49

California’s historic gold route 49

The California Gold rush of 1849 can still be experienced all along California's famous "Route 49." It's a great place to launch a series of family adventures along the Sierra Nevada mountains; hunting for, and finding Gold! The 49'er worked the gold from the Sierra foothills - something over 3+ … [How to find gold ...]

Panning for the gold paystreak - watch it

Panning for the Paystreak! (Short highlight video)

The prospecting connection to panning is especially important in knowing where nuggets, pickers and fine gold come from so you can easily spot more of them while you sleuth out the source. "Panning for the Paystreak (short)" is a short demo video what's inside our full length gold panning & … [How to find gold ...]

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Gold Mines California

A gold finding tip that can make you quake in your boots

A gold finding tip that can make you quake in your boots – It’s Gold’s Fault! BAM! Rumble.. The ground started rocking and rolling. I was jolted awake, and my wife said “is this it?” I said I’m not sure, and started my usual quake countdown while listening to the rumble, rumble fade off into […]


How to find gold when it’s raining cats and dogs

I was just asked this great gold finding question –     “Hey Prospector Jess,     What should I do in the winter to prepare for this upcoming year [of prospecting]?” Great question — While snow falls or rivers are in flood stage what do you do next?   Of course you’ll want to steer clear of […]

How gold prices rise

How quickly the price of gold will shift

Take a look at the world around you, it’s interesting to observe how quickly the price of gold will shift given a few political words followed by the simple movement of troops in places like the Crimea or Ukraine. Gold has climbed over 10% recently when these world events combined with the effects of growing […]

Wild fires & placer gold

Why do flooding and fires affect placer gold?

Why do flooding and fires affect gold concentration? You may have heard me mention that floods are the primary agent of movement for concentrating placer gold.  In fact water moves all that gold, even in the desert. What is possibly the most fascinating part about this is the fact that erosion of land and riverbed […]

big gold nugget found weighs 177 ounces

Big Gold Nugget Found, Ballarat Australia – Weighs 177 ounces!

Breaking News: Big gold nugget found, Ballarat Australia – Weighs 177 ounces… This is the 177 troy ounce monster gold nugget.  The big gold nugget found, Ballarat Australia – Weighs 177 ounces or 5,505 grams – (That’s a hefty 5.505 kgs or 14.8 pounds.)   This monster nugget was found by a gold prospector that was […]

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Gold panning in seven steps – How to find placer gold with a pan

Gold panning procedures Here are seven simple steps to follow while gold … [Read More...]