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 rocks and clays (redder the better.) Take a look at the video and go back to the previous page to get more on how to find gold using only a few of the minerals it is found with. More on this topic later, for now take a look…

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  1. Linda Salazar says

    California is earthquake country and now I have a reason to like earthquakes as longs as they’re small ones.

  2. ken Parry says

    Gday mate I cme across your video on UTUBE today and learnt more in the couple of short video’s thn I have reading books on gold prospecting for the past 10 years.

    I am on the East Coast of Australia and have been a electronic prospector (gold detector) for the past 10 years…

    Most of the time has been spent on the gold fields of Western Australia and have been lucky enough to pick up a few large nuggets 5oz +…..

    I have created the folder in my Email account as you suggested and am looking for to future Emails etc.

    I have attended several gold prospecting courses here in Australia but they concentrate more on the use of the detector rather than where the fold comes from and where we should be looking for it.

    I am so looking forward to following your advise and direction over the next month or so.

    Cheers KP

    • Prospector Jess says

      Thanks for your kind words!

      Yes I too have noticed the focus on tools and not how to find the golden stuff. That’s why Hunting4Gold.com is here.

      Glad to help,
      Prospector Jess
      P.S. Post a picture of that 5 ouncer on our Facebook page “Hunting for Gold”

  3. Martha Brown says

    I was planting a flower bush this past summer. I hit a large vain of quarts crystal rocks. There are gold spots on these rocks. How do I test these places that are gold looking, in order to tell if it is real raw gold?
    We live in South Carolina, I have ask around and no one can tell me how to test. My husband of 49 years acts
    like I’m crazy. After all what 66 year old woman could find GOLD, while digging in the dirt to plant a bush? I have just sat down to look on the computer and found your site. Please let me know how to test this. I may be old but I dug that hole over waist deep all by myself. I then put over 4 bags of soil 2 1/2 cu ft per bag and still added more top soil, just to fill it up for my bush. I’m old but determined to get a job done. I am not lazy.

    Martha

    • JACK says

      Where do you live in SC.
      I can come over, when your husband is home, depending on where you live and test them.
      I too am a senior at 67.

  4. Carlos Garcia says

    You think there’s gold in the Caribbean river I’m from Puerto Rico soon I come back I’m going start the adventure. I’ve been watching you’re videos and help me a lot to decide where start searching first.

  5. jeffrey aguilar says

    HI JESS, I’VE REALLY LEARNED VOLUMES FROM LESSONS AND VIDEOS, NOW I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT PLATINUM, WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? ONE OF THE SITES I’VE BEEN WORING WAS A GOLD MINE AND IN THE DAYS IT WAS MINED. I’VE BEEN TOLD THE TRAILING PILES HAVE PLATINUM IN THEM SINCE THE MINERS TOSSED AS A USELESS METAL. I HAVEN’T WORKED THE TRAILINGS AS YET SINCE I’M HUNTING FOR GOLD. I HAVEN’T A CLUE WHAT PLATINUM WOULD LOOK LIKE SO NOW I’M KEEPING ANTHING THAT STAYS IN THE PAN W THE FLOUR I’M FINDING.

  6. Mickey Reitterer says

    Hi, Jess beside quartz, black sand , can gold be found with other rocks and minerals in the creek like red rock ,iron oxide rocks, serpentine, basalt, and many other colors?

    • Prospector Jess says

      Red rocks generally have some form of iron [Fe] in them. These are in the form of oxides, sulphides, etc. The iron also makes these rocks & minerals much denser than surrounding material. That density is a great indicator of potential high density concentrations of other heavy minerals including gold & platinum.

      This is where prospectors have a saying – “the redder the better” If you see red to black minerals in your pan start looking closely for gold colors.

  7. Mickey Reitterer says

    Hi, Jess I was watching your videos ,and like them. But, I was hopeing to see some different types of rocks to try an get a better picture and understanding of these rocks that are found around gold. I’ve been looking up rocks and minerals in my audubon book ,and i pad but when you have no one in the field to pick up and tell you what you have it’s hard, and all you can do is guess what you have. Maybe you can have a film showing rocks and minerals to open peoples mines a little better. Your videos is great education.

  8. Tony Montes de Oca says

    I just coming back to visit a country side friend in the Dominican Rep and I got really surprise to see than some People making the Prospect one way to live! The all area is surrounded by big hills of red sand, clay and remains of ancient river floods. The ORE in the area is high concentrate in Cooper and Gold, every single Pan got something!! What is the best way to deal with the Clay and the Ore ??
    Thanks in advance!
    tony M

  9. Kim says

    I’m really enjoying this video set your doing..you are showing things in away I can understand, I thank you for that..great job, can’t wait to see more..

  10. Daniel says

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    Thanks for all the information! All of it was very helpful. I’m only a novice when it comes to gold hunting although I have been searching this one particular creek for years but have only found fools gold and lots of quartz. The creek has produced gold in the past with an uncle years ago, and according to a geological map we are near a so called vein which runs thru northwest Georgia and very close to our property. I noticed the creek originates from a hillside with tremendous amounts of rock/granite and some of the rocks are very large I wasn’t sure if this means anything or not.. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks

    • thomas weaver says

      hey Daniel Thomas from prospectors and panners. me and my bro jerred live in Woodstock ga and do a lot of panning here. the secret weve found to panning in ga is to dig the clay. the clay tells the secret. you cant tell from the surface but the clay can tell you a lot about the creek. gray, red, brown, green. if you have a sluice is even better you will find flour and placer gold in the clay.

  11. JohnApthorp says

    Hi PJ,
    I for one, certainly appreciate the work you have done. Í’m a person with a person with a hip & knee replacement & as such, I need to reduce the amount of work involved when looking for gold. Your information has done just that – even to the extent of putting me in better “gold finding” position than a lot of seasoned detectorist. Many thanks.
    John A.

  12. mary walton says

    I found a waterfall. The rock all behind and around this waterfall is speckled with pyrite. What should i do to find out if there is any gold here somewheres? I panned the moss and the area at bottom of falls and found nothing but the mountain is all speckled with fools gold. I watched your videos and know that pyrite shows where gold can occur.

    • SHELBY JORDISON says

      WATER FALLS CAN BE GREAT SPOTS FROM MY UNDERSTANDING, BUT IT DEPENDS ON THE SHAPE OF THE BOTTOM OF THE WATER FALL. SOMETIMES THER CAN BE A POCKET THAT OCCURS BEHIND THE WATERFALL AND THAT CAN CREAT A LOW PRESSURE WATER FLOW. THE LOW PRESSURE WATER POCKET CAN CATCH GOLD. IF THERE IS NO POCKET, THE GOLD WILL BE WASHED DOWN STREAM. IF THATS THE CASE I WOULD RECOMEND GOING DOWN STREAM WHERE THE RIVER STARTS TO WIDEN AND START YOUR TEST PANNING THER. AS THE RIVER WIDENS THE WATER WILL REDUCE PRESSURE AND THE GOLD CAN SETTLE EASYER. SO I HAVE LEARNED.

  13. Rex says

    I’m having trouble figuring out which videos to buy first. Can you put them in order for a novice? The free videos mention a course. Is that a video that I can buy? Many thanks.

  14. danny halsey says

    iv found black sand quarts white glass clear light red is this a good sign of gold deposits what else should i be on the look out for

    • SHELBY JORDISON says

      I HAVE LEARND YOU CAN READ YOUR QUARTS. IF THE QUARTS HAVE BLACK SPECKLES IN IT THEN WHAT I WOULD DO IS MOV UP STREAM. YOU MAY START TO FIND QUARTS SAMPLES THAT HAVE SMALL GOLD SPECS IN THEM. BUT THATS JUST WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ON YOUTUBE

  15. jIM says

    JESS:How how would it be to find a 1/4oz of gold a week.At the price of gold today that would I think be around 300 + a week .Sure a person can find that much right

  16. Ernie Seay says

    I am prospecting in South Carolina and have found small flakes of gold in about 20 gallons of dirt how can i test this area to see if this place is a true gold stick or not.

  17. Manuel Bustos says

    Jess,
    Thanks for the information you give,I really
    Apriciate it .love the videos very good info. All I
    Found so far is Pyrite,but I’ll keep looking,it’s a
    Great hobby

  18. Len says

    I haven’t missed one of your videos since I started watching a couple of months ago. I’ve been placer mining since around 1976 off and on. Had a couple of good claims in the past then got away from it. My son, nephew and I started back 2 yrs. ago up in the Trinity area here in No. Ca. and then I joined Dave McCracken’s New 49er’s gold club with 80 miles of claims on the Klamath river and tributaries. We’ve found a bit of gold but after watching your videos and reading your blogs I can look back to some of the places we’ve mined and I know now where there will be some good gold. I really want to thank you for what you are doing for the hobby and business of recreational gold mining. Believe me Jess, we appreciate you.

    Thanks,
    Len

    • Prospector Jess says

      Len,

      I am humbled by your compliments. I appreciate all of you fellow (and future) gold prospectors a lot! That’s a big part of my motivation to give to those who share a common interest in finding gold. This community is driven to help one another and that’s a great thing to be a part of.

      Please let me know what you start finding as you use the training video’s. They were created to compliment other great gold prospecting resources such as Dave’s New 40’ers and GPAA claims as well as Keene engineering’s and Pro-Mack’s prospecting and mining tools.

      Thanks again!

      P.S. Remember one important key is in how you sample for gold…
      I’m here to help you connect the gold pay streaks ;) You will learn what others are missing so you don’t have to go through all that trial and error stuff by yourself…

  19. Will Hutsul says

    You are indeed a gentleman and scholar,are your teachings applicable up here in Canada as well or is your experience focused mainly in the U.S.A ?

  20. Prospector Jess says

    The lessons are mostly applicable anywhere gold is to be found. My experience is mainly in the US, but that shouldn’t stop you from employing what I teach.

    We have http://Hunting4Gold.com friends using it in Australia, Canada, Africa, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, South America and lots of other adventure gold locations.

    Do us a favor and tell us what gold you find ;)

  21. Wayne says

    I sure will after I return from Saskatchewan and Alberta, taking my trailor in search for nuggets and placer.

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