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Old 07-05-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: DE
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While doing research on the net for a web site I've started I came across this site that answered a number of my questions. But I still have a few.

Is gold prospecting a business or a recreation?
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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Could be both, you would have to be really good and luck though for it to be a business.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Sheridan, WY
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While doing research on the net for a web site I've started I came across this site that answered a number of my questions. But I still have a few.

Is gold prospecting a business or a recreation?
Depends. Do you mean the old-fashioned version of prospecting, where you wander around out in the brush, a geologist's hammer in one hand, a pan in the other and a lame mule bringing up your supplies in the rear?

That's a hobby.

The way it is done now is with quite a lot of high tech gear, a PhD in geology and can be quite profitable. I've met several professional "prospectors" who used different techniques - some starting with satellite images filtered through various reflectivity algorithms, followed by on-the-ground sensing and sampling.

Others have used water well sampling.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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Now there is something I always wanted to do but never could get any info on where to do it in NV.

Anyone have any suggestions as to where to look for gold.. I know full well I wont get rich doing it.. but it does sound like a fun activity and who knows, you might even find some.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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careful Chinga....with a question like that I predict a million offers to 'Buy my Gold Mining claim.......it's guaranteed."
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