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How To Prospect for Minerals and Gold

Monday 26 July 2010 @ 9:33 pm

How To Prospect for Minerals and Gold 

  A great lesson from 1933 by DR. L. Stolfa, only the equipment has changed and he gives some great description and tests for detecting Minerals. 

(Placer prospecting) Having arrived at the scene of your intended prospecting activities, what mode of initial attack will you select, what will be your opening move in playing the game? Ordinarily it will make little difference whether you are searching for a placer or a gold vein. You will look for a definite clue, and when found, you will follow it to its successful termination. The most reliable clue is “float”, a term applied to small, sometimes minute pieces of gold and other vein material found in sand and gravel of the streams, in detritus of canyons and gullies, at base of mountains, in sand of the desert, etc.

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A day turquoise rockhounding near Kingman Arizona

Wednesday 7 October 2009 @ 6:00 pm

A day turquoise rockhounding near Kingman Arizona

On a nice Monday morning me and the girls Marina age 8 and Morgan age 6 decided to go out and find some Turquoise. We headed out form Needles CA and headed north through Bullhead city to Route 68 towards Kingman, we took that to 93 and headed towards Vegas. Less then a few miles from there is a road called Mineral park road. well up that road a few miles then off road for a bit and you come to a pile of rocks that are dumped out of the mine as waste rock.

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Aquamarine Gemstones Once Believe To Have Magical Powers

Friday 18 January 2008 @ 9:44 am

As legend would have it, out on the deep blue sea, the pirates and sailors often found themselves in a passionate love/fear relationship with the ocean.  It was the ocean that would carry them to distant shore but it was the fury of the waves that could tear their ship apart and pull them all down to the depths of the ocean.  It was not uncommon for the sailors to find solace in the believed power of the aquamarine gemstone.

The Deep Blue Sea Is Found Onshore In A Gemstone

Aquamarine is a gemstone that gets it’s name from two Latin words that mean water and sea.  This gemstone can vary in color from pale blue to blue green, the colors of the ocean.  It is said that when the stone is held underwater, it seems to completely disappear.
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