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Where to find gold along stream & river bends by Prospector Jess….


Where to find gold along stream & river bends. This video from http://hunting4gold.com/blog/where-do… shows how to know where to find gold after a big storm and flood. Watch to find out why gold pay streaks form.

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Rocks & Gold – How rocks tell you where to find gold by Prospector Jess….


Rocks & Gold – How rocks tell you where to find gold.
For more of my gold finding strategy take a look at the “20-20 Prospecting report” – Click here for 20/20 info – http://goo.gl/BeAi6m.

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Custom Gold Jewelry…by Steve Wandt


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Looking for Custom Gold Jewelry by one of the finest Goldsmiths in the United States?

Specializing In Heavy Mens Gold Rings… 

Here are some pics of a ring he has made for me..from  the wax mold to finished product.

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NATURAL GOLD JEWELRY

STEVE  WANDT

EL DORADO

IN SPANISH MEANS THE GOLDEN  ONE AND IS THE NAME OF A MUISCA TRIBAL CHIEF WHO COVERED HIMSELF WITH GOLD DUST AND, AS AN INITIATION RITE, DOVE INTO LAKE GUAVATITA.  I AM KNOWN AS EL DORADO IN THE ARTISAN MINING COMMUNITY AND HAVE BEEN A PROSPECTOR FOR 30 YEARS. PRETTY MUCH DONE IT ALL BUT NOWADAYS I MOSTLY DETECT FOR GOLD AND PURSUE MY PASSION OF MAKING UNIQUE JEWELRY FROM NATURAL GOLD.  ESPECIALLY FROM GOLD FOUND IN THE CALIFORNIA MOTHERLODEALL THE YEARS I WAS MINING FOR GOLD I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE ABLE TO USE MY FOUND GOLD IN JEWELRY.  IN 1994 I ATTENDED THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF JEWELRY TRAINING, JEWELRY ARTS PROGRAM AND LEARNED GOLDSMITHING.  I LOVE TO TURN GOLD DUST AND NUGGETS INTO ONE OF A KIND CREATIONS IN MY PRIVATE STUDIO. WHEN I’M NOT OUT PROSPECTING I AM USUALLY SLABBING, CABBING, SMELTING AND CASTING GOLD.  AT TIMES I AM COVERED IN GOLD DUST LIKE EL DORADO.

MY SMALL ARTISAN COMPANY IS KNOWN AS NATURAL GOLD JEWELRY. THIS SITE IS A GALLERY OF A FEW OF MY PAST CREATIONS. THERE IS NOTHING TO SELL, BUT JUST SHARE MY WORK WITH THOSE THAT ARE INTERESTED.  I DO NOT MAKE JEWELRY AHEAD OF TIME. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING ME MAKE A PIECE FOR YOU, MY CONTACT INFO IS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE.

Here is the link to Steve’s website, many pics of the type of jewelry he has made.

http://www.naturalgoldjewelry.com/home.html

Don’t see something you want, just contact Steve and he will work to insure your custom design is made just for you.  Old World Craftsmanship is just an email away.  Check him out today, use your gold or his.

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Arizona lost treasure tales and legends…..


The Lost Black Canyon Placer

Named for the black metamorphic rocks that it cuts through, Black Canyon Creek is part of the drainage system that taps the southeastern flank of the Bradshaw Mountains. Turkey Creek, Crazy Basin Creek, and Poland Creek are all feeder streams of Black Canyon Creek, which empties into the Aqua Fria River at Black Canyon City.

The Black Canyon area has a history of gold placer mining extending back at least to the 1850’s. Nearly every tributary of Black Canyon Creek, and the main stream itself, contained placer gold. The adjacent slopes of the Bradshaws were intensely mineralized. For millennia, the mountains had shed nuggets of gold into the surrounding streams. Rich pockets of placer gold accumulated throughout the Black Canyon Creek watershed. In the early 1920’s, a prospector recovered $20,000 worth of placer gold from a gravel bar in Black Canyon Creek, just downstream from the Howard Copper Mine.

In the 1850’s, Mexican prospectors were active in the southern Bradshaw Mountains. They worked a few of the lode deposits, panned many of the streams, and built arrastres to separate the gold from the gangue. Sometime in the latter half of the 1800’s, a Mexican prospector discovered an extremely rich pocket of placer gold somewhere in the Black Canyon area. The Mexican worked the deposit for a short time and then left the country, intending to return later. He never did, but his two sons tried to find the placer deposit years later. They were unable to locate the pocket. There has been much gold taken from Black Canyon, but the big pocket apparently still remains.

The Lost Duppa Mine

irst known as the Silver Range, the Bradshaw Mountains rise up west of the Aqua Fria River in central Arizona. The Bradshaws abound in mineral deposits, both gold and silver. For many years a stronghold of the Apache, the Bradshaws were slow in giving up their mineral wealth. American prospectors finally opened the floodgates in the 1860’s. In 1862, a party of prospectors led by the famous mountain man Joseph Walker discovered rich deposits of gold near the headwaters of the Hassayampa River. The following year, a group led by William Bradshaw penetrated the heart of the range and also found precious metal deposits. In August of that year, a second party of prospectors led by another famous mountain man discovered the fabulous Rich Hill gold fields.

Many rich strikes were to follow in the coming years. This rugged mineral-rich mountain range came to be known as the Bradshaw Mountains. They were named for the famous prospector and early Arizona pioneer, William Bradshaw. During the 1860’s, a wave of prospectors, adventurers, and drifters poured into the mining districts of the Bradshaw Mountains.

One such adventurer was an Englishman named Bryan Philip Darrell Duppa. Born in 1832, Duppa moved first to New Zealand, and then in 1863 moved to the Arizona Territory. He gravitated to the mining district near present-day Prescott where he lived for about five years. In 1868, Duppa moved down to the Salt River valley where he tried his hand at farming. Soon, he decided to take on the job of station manager of the stagecoach stop near present-day Dewey. Duppa’s station was located about 13 miles straight east of Prescott, on the Agua Fria River. The new proprietor of the Dewey station found himself traveling back and forth to rescott many times. One day, Duppa took a short- cut down one of the many canyons that cut the east flank of the northern Bradshaws. Somewhere in that steep canyon, Duppa stumbled on a ledge of silver-bearing quartz. The ore mineral was pure native silver! Duppa returned to the station on the Aqua Fria in great excitement. He had finally made good. Or at least he thought so. When Duppa attempted to retrace his steps to the ledge, he was unable to find it! He never did. Duppa eventually retired in Phoenix, dying there in 1892.

The Lost Flannigan Mine

The Gila Bend region of Maricopa County, Arizona was perilous country for early mountain men, emigrants, and settlers. In 1826, the first mountain men arrived in Arizona. They came in search of beaver but found hostile Indians instead. One of these early mountain men, James Ohio Pattie, claimed that after only one year of trapping on the Gila River, he could remember only 16 men left alive out of a total of 160 who started the season.

The emigrants and 49’ers who passed through the Gila Bend region during the mid-1800’s also encountered a hostile land and people. In 1851, tragedy struck the family of Royce Oatman who were on their way to California. While camping near present-day Gila Bend, the Oatman family was attacked by Yavapai Indians who killed both parents and two of the children. Two other girls, Olive and Mary Ann, were abducted by the Indians. Mary Ann died in captivity but Olive was eventually ransomed from the Indians and returned to civilization.

The settlers who carved out their ranches and farms from the land also encountered hostile Indians. One such attack in 1869 led to the discovery of a fabulously rich deposit of gold-bearing quartz in the Gila Bend Mountains of southwest Arizona. It was in that year that the Gila Bend farm of Abner McKeever was raided by hostile Apaches. The Indians kidnapped his daughter Belle and headed north into the Gila Bend Mountains. Several scouting parties went out in search of the war party; one group in particular penetrated deeply into the Gila Bend Mountains. This party was made up of three soldiers, a sergeant named Crossthwaite and two privates named Wormley and Flannigan. The three men soon lost their way and found themselves wandering through some low hills. In a depression filled with water they discovered nuggets of pure gold. Above the pool of water were two veins of gold-bearing quartz, one 5 inches wide and the other an incredible 16 inches wide! The soldiers filled their saddlebags with gold and headed southeast in search of the Gila River. Eventually they were forced to separate in a desperate attempt to reach water. Unfortunately, Crossthwaite died in the wilderness. Wormley made it back to civilization but was mentally never the same again. But Private Flannigan managed to reach safety with his saddlebags full of gold! He mounted many prospecting expeditions into the mountains but never found the pool of gold. Finally, in 1881, his body was found in the desert of northwest Yuma County. He had been carrying his saddlebags with him when he died – they were full of gold nuggets again.

The Lost Four Peaks Gold Mine

The Four Peaks area comprises the southern portion of the Mazatzal Mountains, an extensive range that forms the western boundary of the famous Tonto Basin. The Four Peaks have always been an important landmark in this part of Arizona. Nearly 8000 feet high, they dominate the skyline. From the highest peak, one has a panoramic view of the Superstition Mountains rising up less than 10 miles to the south. To the north, the rugged peaks and ridges of the central and northern Mazatzals seem to go on forever.

Hidden by the intervening peaks, the historic site of old Fort Reno lies about 14 miles north of the Four Peaks area. The Reno Road, built in 1867, connected the fort to the network of military posts springing up in Arizona during the late 1800’s. Fort Reno was constructed on the eastern flanks of the Mazatzal Mountains, overlooking Tonto Creek to the east. The Mazatzal peak known as Mount Ord rises only four miles to the northwest of the old fort. Beyond Mount Ord, the mountains march away to the northwest.

During the 1800’s, the Mazatzal Mountains were in the middle of Apache country. The Tonto Apaches wandered these mountains in search of game, but occasionally found something else. For years, rumors had circulated of a hidden Apache gold mine in or near the Mazatzals. The local Tonto Apaches always seemed to have plenty of gold nuggets for trading. During the 1850’s, the famous Dr. Abraham Thorne was led to an Apache gold mine by friendly Tontos. Although blindfolded for most of the way, Thorne insisted till the end of his days that the mine was in the Salt River country. In 1853, Francis X. Aubry saw local Apaches making bullets out of gold!

Many prospectors have searched the Mazatzals for the lost Four Peaks gold mine. Unfortunately, most of them ended up dead. At least two accounts place a rich gold-bearing quartz deposit somewhere along the western flanks of the Four Peaks. In one case, a pair of prospectors discovered the lode but were later killed by Apaches. In the other, a cowboy stumbled on the gold deposit while searching for cattle. He was never able to find the mine again.

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Gold Prospectors Space (radio)..update


Just a quick update on things happening on the site and show ..be sure to tune in sunday night at 7:30 Est as we go live on prospectors radio just us for fun and information  and giveaways as well going to be fun for sure…also right now there are some great auctions going on at Goldprospectorsspace so check those out these items are for a fund raiser… but if you have a item you would like to place on aution go ahead it does not have to be a fundraiser auction just a regular auction but lets try to keep them short ok…also anyone that ordered shirts they should be here very soon  i will let you all know the minute they get here…thank you all and welcome to all the new members we have gotten this week    take care    Tim

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Claims available in New Hampshire…contact local BLM to file….


Site Name : Pocket Mountain Prospect
State : New Hampshire
County : Carroll
Latitude : 43.68596
Longitude : -71.0511
Operation Type : Unknown
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Gold

Site Name : White Diamond Gold Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Carroll
Latitude : 43.8173
Longitude : -71.475
Operation Type : Unknown
Production Size : S
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold

Site Name : White Diamond Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Carroll
Latitude : 43.81926
Longitude : -71.4664
Operation Type : Unknown
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold

Site Name : Dalton Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Coos
Latitude : 44.37536
Longitude : -71.7297
Operation Type : Unknown
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold
Other Commodities : Copper

Site Name : Indian Stream Placers
State : New Hampshire
County : Coos
Latitude : 45.25619
Longitude : -71.30556
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type : Placer
Production Size : S
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold

Site Name : Indian Stream Placers
State : New Hampshire
County : Coos
Latitude : 45.26786
Longitude : -71.2969
Operation Type : Placer
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Gold

Site Name : Milan Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Coos
Latitude : 44.56313
Longitude : -71.25416
Operation Type : Unknown
Production Size : S
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Copper
Secondary Commodities : Lead, Zinc
Other Commodities : Gold, Silver

Site Name : Milan Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Coos
Latitude : 44.56456
Longitude : -71.25
Year Discovered : 1870
Operation Type : Underground
Development Status : Past Producer
Other Commodities : Aluminum, Sulfur-Pyrite, Copper, Silver, Lead, Silica, Zinc, Gold

Site Name : Atwood Au Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Grafton
Latitude : 44.21036
Longitude : -71.88056
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type : Vein
Production Size : S
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold

Site Name : Grafton Fertilizer Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Grafton
Latitude : 44.24256
Longitude : -71.9869
Operation Type : Underground
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Stone, Crushed/Broken, Gold

Site Name : Haviland Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Grafton
Latitude : 44.23675
Longitude : -72.00056
Operation Type : Unknown
Production Size : S
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Copper
Secondary Commodities : Gold

Site Name : Lebanon I89 Roadcut Cu/Moly Showings
State : New Hampshire
County : Grafton
Latitude : 43.63425
Longitude : -72.28417
Operation Type : Unknown
Production Size : N
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Sulfur-Pyrite, Copper, Molybdenum, Lead
Secondary Commodities : Gold
Other Commodities : Iron, Pig Iron, Zinc

Site Name : Prospect Hill Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Grafton
Latitude : 43.80476
Longitude : -72.2381
Operation Type : Underground
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Copper, Gold, Silver

Site Name : Reservoir Hill Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Grafton
Latitude : 43.64119
Longitude : -72.23917
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type : Vein
Production Size : Y
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Lead, Silver
Secondary Commodities : Gold

Site Name : Roy Farm Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Grafton
Latitude : 44.21726
Longitude : -72.0111
Operation Type : Underground
Development Status : Prospect
Primary Commodities : Gold

Site Name : Trevina Hill & Dodge Mine/New England Mines
State : New Hampshire
County : Grafton
Latitude : 44.23397
Longitude : -71.92222
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type : Vein
Production Size : S
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold

Site Name : White Mountain Gold Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Grafton
Latitude : 44.22426
Longitude : -71.9942
Operation Type : Underground
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold

Site Name : Ney Prospect
State : New Hampshire
County : Merrimack
Latitude : 43.41726
Longitude : -71.8039
Operation Type : Underground
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Copper
Other Commodities : Gold, Silver

Site Name : Lamb Mine
State : New Hampshire
County : Sullivan
Latitude : 43.51566
Longitude : -72.0092
Operation Type : Surface
Development Status : Prospect
Primary Commodities : Gold, Mica, Silver

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The Gold Cube For Gold Concentrate…


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1900’s…Nome, Alaska…Panning for gold


gold panning 1900's Nome Alaska

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Metal Detecting spots…Ghost Towns…Iowa…Scott County


Ghost towns:

1. Roundgrove, 3 miles Southeast of New Liberty
2. Allens Grove, 2 1/2 miles Southeast of Dixon
3. Carlson, on the railroad and North County line, 5 miles North Northwest of
Long Grove
4. Martins (Gambrill), on the railroad, 5 miles East of McCausland
5. Argo, 5 miles West Southwest of Princeton
6. Green Tree, 5 miles North and 1 mile West of Davenport. Active from 1878 to
1903
OTHER SITES
1. Fejervary Park is a favorite coin shooter area in Davenport.
2. Credit Island in the Mississippi river was once a picnic grounds
3. Gold was stolen during a train robbery along the Mississippi River West of
Davenport. The amount was between $35,000 and $50,000 and was believed to be
buried in a 3 acre area just off the railroads tracks and the highway, near a
creek in the location.

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Metal Detecting spots…Ghost Towns…Utah..Weber and Rich county


Weber County:
Ghost Towns:
1. West Warren, 10 miles due West of Ogden
2. Liberty, 7 miles Northeast of Ogden
3. Unitah, at the mouth of Weber Canyon, founded in 1850. Once had over 100
stores and shops, hotels, saloons and a brewery.
4. The abandoned La Plata Silver Mine is located 5 miles Northeast of Ogden.

Rich County:
Ghost Towns:
1. Round Valley, on the South end of Bear Lake, 25 miles East of Logan.
2. Sage Creek Junction, near the State line, 35 miles due East of Logan.
3. Spanish mining activity has been found in the Wasatach Range in 1863. A
lost gold lode, discovered by Brigham Young is somewhere in Ferguson Canyon in
the Wasatach Mountains.

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