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GOLD PROSPECTING BOOKS

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Chris Ralph's Best-Selling Book! FISTS FULL OF GOLD - Everything you want to know about Gold Prospecting!

Chris Ralph has been the associate editor of the ICMJ Mining Journal for a number of years. He's not only a geologist but has a passion for Gold Prospecting! I personally know Chris and he's a stand-up guy! This is a thick book with loads of information and it's extremely thorough!

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$29.95

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FISTS FULL OF GOLD - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE ART OF PROSPECTING

Description

Yes, it’s true that you can prospect for and find your own gold – it’s still out there! The title of my book is “Fists Full of Gold” because that’s what I hope it will bring you. I’ve put in years of experience to make this book the most comprehensive prospecting book ever written. It's very different from what is on the market already – Its focus is to teach you how to find gold deposits, both placer and hard rock. There is a huge amount of information here that is just simply not available in any other prospecting book. It has plenty of basic coverage for new prospectors but lots of material for those guys who have some experience and want to learn more, plus even more advanced information for prospectors with decades of experience. It is up to date with all the latest technology and science.

This book takes a unique and different approach to teach the “trade skills” of prospecting – it covers not just equipment, but the knowledge you really need to find those locations with recoverable gold. This information is important because in the final analysis, no matter well you operate your dredge, metal detector, or other prospecting equipment unless you can find the deposits where the gold is concentrated, your equipment cannot help you recover it. It’s designed to be the one prospecting book you will never outgrow. It’s quite a reference: more than 360 pages long with over 225,000 words. That makes it longer by far than any other prospecting book written for individuals – longer than any 2 or 3 of them combined! In spite of this, it’s all written for the average individual who does not have any formal training in geology or mining.

Some of the highlights of
the information contained in the book includes:
The basics of prospecting and finding gold,
including:
The fact that there is lots of gold is still out there to
be found
How to use a gold pan, including crevicing, mossing and
sniping for gold
How to get the best recovery out of your sluice box or highbanker
How to use a suction dredge to find and recover paystreaks

How to operate a dry washer for gold
An extensive section on metal detecting, perhaps the best on
the market
Building your own equipment: including building
your own:
   Portable sluice box
Lightweight suction dredge
Desert dry washer
How to operate a small-scale commercial mining
operation
How to deal with and get the most out of your black
sands
How to get the best prices for your gold, specimens
and nuggets
Full coverage of the geology of gold and silver
mineral deposits:
All about minerals and how to identify them
Minerals associated with gold deposits
Rocks: what they are and how to identify them
Basic geology for the prospector in an understandable form
A detailed explanation of placer geology and how paystreaks
form
A detailed explanation of hard rock geology and how gold
deposits form
How to recognize many types of hard rock gold and silver
deposits
How to do research to find your own rich
concentrations of gold:
Using and understanding topographic maps, aerial photos
and GPS
Where to find little-known sources of information on gold
deposits
How to use geology maps to find gold
Signs and indicators of gold deposits that you want to
look for in the field
How to read and interpret signs of old-timer workings
How to recognize geologic indicators of gold mineralization
How to prospect for commercial deposits of Gold and
Silver
Mining law and how to stake and maintain your own
claim
Platinum placers and deposits – How to prospect for
them
Diamonds in placers – How to recognize them
Maps of where to find gold in the US and Australia

Plus hundreds of photos,
diagrams and illustrations to explain the concepts
presented in the book.

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$29.95

TALES FROM THE OWL SALOON

Hollywood, Red Mountain, and Beyond

$29.95

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TALES FROM THE OWL SALOON -

LIFE IN THE HISTORIC RAND MINING DISTRICT!

 

After the third Mining Boom in the Historic Rand Mining District, Slim Riffle opened a speak-easy called The OWL "Cafe". It talks about the miners of the area, the famous Owl Cafe and Hotel, the Kelly Silver Mine, the history of Red Mountain (which is a couple of miles south of the famous gold mining town of Randsburg, CA) Doc Drummond, Slim Riffle, Seldom Seen Slim, Death Valley Scotty, Howard Hughes, Lodge Cunningham, famous actors and actresses, the crazy fights of the miners and locals, crazy stories and crimes - Too much to list!!! 307 pages and plenty of historic photos! Today the Historic Owl Cafe/Saloon is no longer selling food or liquor but it has a cool mini mining museum, along with plenty of mining history in the area! Great place to visit!! This book is not intended for children because it contains coarse language and situations typical of the rough-tumble mining era. A thick book with lots of cool historical photos!

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Slim Riffle on the bottom right had side sitting on steps of The Owl 1940. Courtesy of Der
Slim Riffle's sister Betsy sitting on steps at The Owl in Red Mtn 1934 (Courtesy of Deric

Historical photos of Slim Riffle and The Owl - Photos Courtesy of Deric English

MR. SECURITY at The Owl

701 Highway 395

Red Mountain, Calif. 93558

Tel. (760)374-2102

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