Guide To Successful Gold Hunting / Prospecting Tips

By: Mark Andrews

If you want to become a lot more successful at goldprospecting or gold nugget prospecting, the first thing to realise isthat good research can make your job a lot easier whilst out in thefield.? Widespread internet availability today makes your research awhole lot easier and there is a great deal of information out therethat you can search for.? Another good resource of information is thelocal library in the area where you plan to go gold prospecting.?Another aspect not to overlook is research via old books on the subjector even the diaries of old gold miners if you can find these.? All ofthese avenues will eventually turn up for you, some awesome informationand greatly increase your chances of finding a spot where you can findworthwhile deposits of gold that will be worth your time, locating andfinding for yourself.

What else can you do?

Try finding old newspapers, old bulletins and geologicalbooks about mining, especially for gold.? Geological maps can also helpyou in your search and you should be able able to find these too, viayour local state university, another option.? There is an old sayingwhich goes along the lines of, 'To find gold, go where gold has alreadybeen found'.? So, try and find out where the placer workings werelocated, and try to find spots that others might have overlooked.? Alsocontact governmental agencies in the area where you intend to prospectas all these avenues will assist you in your such to one degree oranother.? Also contact any geology and prospecting clubs orassociations in the area where you intend to start prospecting anddon't be afraid to ask of those members questions relevant to thesubject, remember, most people like to talk about subjects which theyhave a passion for and sometimes depending on the circumstances, theymay give you some really good pointers on good places to prospect forgold.

Remember also to always make sure that in the area whereyou intend to start your gold prospecting that you have in advance allthe required permissions from the land owner and don't be surprised ifs/he is very annoyed with you, if you do not seek this permissionfirst.? It is polite and common courtesy to ask first.? Againpreparation is key.? Driving long distances only to find out the landstatus does not permit gold prospecting can be very disheartening.? Ifyou do your research in advanceArticle Submission, many of these kind of problems can beovercome which will aid vastly to your overall enjoyment whilstprospecting for gold nuggets out in the field.

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