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  1. I have been studying the Reverse Helix Methods of gold recovery recently. I am impressed with the efficiency, compactness, and portability of these self-contained systems. It would be interesting to have open discussion on how well these work in actual practice. - Geowizard
  2. It might be interesting to some of the members to discuss the process of refining gold. - Geowizard
  3. Having gone through the process of bringing a placer gold mine into production and profitability, I thought it would be good to share some of the experience with others that might be interested in doing the same thing. - Geowizard
  4. The Gravity Method; Prospectors use many different methods to find gold and other precious metals. One of those methods is a geophysical method referred to as the "Gravity Method". - Geowizard
  5. You can join me in the search for Buried Treasure right here on the ICMJ Prospecting and Mining Journal Forum! There are clues. - Geowizard
  6. My wife and I have been prospecting and mining since I retired 3 years ago and love it. I have two sluice boxes, 6 pans, a metal detector, a blue bowl and now have a small trommel. This is not an advertisment for my trommel. I'm just passing on what I have learned. A good friend of mine called me earlyer this summer and said that he finished building a trommel and asked me if I wanted to go to our favorite spot and try it out. We packed it in and set it up. At first I was not sold on it, because I didn't understand it. When he explained it to me and we set it up I was very impressed. Of course I had to test the overburden for myself. What I found was when I ran 2ea 5 gal. buckets and found good color in the business end and only a flour speck of gold and very little black sand in the overburden, I was sold and have bought one from him and have been having great success with it. It's light weight and only uses one small pump to do it all. I live in California and follow the same guide lines as a person would use with a power sluice. Like I said this is not an advertisement, no names, addressess, just some information as to what I have found and to let fellow miners know that there is a system out there that will make there lifes easier and help them find more gold. If this sounds good to you look for the following. Find one that is light weight, less than 65 pounds, only uses one motor (no batteries to carry), is fast (one 5 gal. bucket in 1 1/2 minutes and has the ability to recover gold with very little loss. Happy hunting. PS hope the extreamest don't see this as I'm sure they will find someway to stop it. Do I sound bitter?
  7. There are various ways to leach copper, silver and gold out of rocks. - Geowizard
  8. DIY Dry Washer; You CAN make your very own Dry Washer! This thread is dedicated to all of those prospectors and dry wash miners that want to make a Dry Washer. Go get gold! - Geowizard
  9. Pitch 5 Productions, a TV production company that specializes in non-fiction and reaility-style series for cable, is interested in talking to divers who go into whirlpools, narrow canyons and other turbulent, fast-moving water in rivers to pursue gold. The divers will be interviewed via Skype. Location and timeline of the series are to be determined, but may involve rivers in Alaska, the Yukon and Idaho. If you are interested or have questions, please email donovanjacobs442@yahoo.com.
  10. Little Creek is situated between Ophir Creek and Ganes Creek. - Geowizard
  11. Seismic method; This subject pops up on occasion on this and other forums related to prospecting for gold. What is the seismic method? How does it work? What are the applications? All of these questions can be and need to be answered. This thread provides a venue for understanding more about the capabilities and limitations of the seismic method. - Geowizard
  12. I have been reading more about Kimberlite pipes lately. - Geowizard
  13. Metal detectors operate on the concept of electromagnetism. Many people discover gold everyday using metal detectors. The concept is not new. - Geowizard
  14. A magnetometer measures Residual Magnetic Intensity (RMI). This thread is presented as a source of information and Q and A about how to interpret RMI surveys that already exist. - Geowizard
  15. The survey was just released. This survey was conducted last year. - Geowizard
  16. I remain objective and encourage everyone else to also remain objective. I would like to see dowsing work. - Geowizard
  17. Howdy all, My name is Erik, and I'm obsessed with gold prospecting. I have been prospecting a few years, and making some videos of my trips. Here's the links to a few videos below. I work out of the California motherlode. If any of you want to talk prospecting, or go on a Goldventure please message me. May your pans be golden! Goldventures - Whitewater Gold http://youtu.be/jOLSHRBWlhE Goldventures - Sneak Peek Explorations of Whitewater http://youtu.be/rl1iDgJHuIs Goldventures - Explorations of the Mother Lode http://youtu.be/u4W5zpuQDf0 Check out YouTube channel under Goldventures or EriktheProspector to see more. Subscribe and join the fun if you feel like.
  18. How can any market be invested in with any confidence when the market makers themselves don't participate in price discovery? Would you invest in a Pig in a Poke? The Federal Reserve Has No Integrity Any pretense of a free market system for gold trade, hedging or futures has been a joke since 1980. It's sad there are so many market pundits that fail to recognize this all important fact. To my mind it's very much like your car mechanic refusing to recognize that your car's motor requires an air supply. A car mechanic without that basic knowledge is about as useless as teats on a boar. I was an industrial physical gold hedger on COMEX for several years in the 1970's. The beginning of price manipulation was obvious to all participants in the markets back then. It was surprising but there was no way the fact was denied by anyone that understood the market. Perhaps it would be wise to require today's financial newsletter writers and advisers to actually participate in the the markets they comment on. You know - put their money where their mouth is. Nothing like a real world spanking by the market to bring the reality of a manipulated market home. My solution to all this deception is to simply buy physical gold. If you "own" paper gold certificates, ETFs or a futures position I strongly suggest you consider obtaining a broader education in the paper gold market. It couldn't hurt to know more about the market you are in and it might just save you from a much harder lesson down the line. Please don't take this as financial advice. Do your own due diligence and prosper.
  19. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua7LFiTOHNk Link to a good prospecting video. it was filmed in Utah and there will be more to come. Subscribe to the channel to get updated video content
  20. Well, it aired Sunday! I know some of you watched it! Any reviews? -Geowizard
  21. In the November issue of the ICMJ magazine, there was an excellent article. - Geowizard
  22. For some, it is hard to understand the relevance of geophysics to geology. Geology is important to exploration for gold and silver.