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  • Metal detecting is an exciting and mentally relaxing pastime; it is truly treasure-hunting. Many new at the hobby, however, make some horrendous blunders.

    The 13 Worst Metal-Detecting Blunders

    The 13 Worst Metal-Detecting Blunders

    by Lew Marcrum2

  • One of the most popular devices for separating fine placer from black sand concentrates is the famous Blue Bowl Concentrator. It is a type of gravity dam—the black sand is washed up and over a hollow plastic cone leaving only fine gold along the base of the cone and the bottom of the bowl.

    Fine Gold Recovery With a Blue Bowl Concentrator

    Fine Gold Recovery With a Blue Bowl Concentrator

    by John R Wilsdon0

  • So, you want to search for gold ore. How do you identify good gold prospects? If your strategy involves crushing any and every rock you come across, you'll be crushing for the rest of your life and won't find a flake. Here are some simple field tests you can perform to help you narrow your search.

    Ways to Test Gold Ore in the Field

    Ways to Test Gold Ore in the Field

    by John R Wilsdon2

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