Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Modern Prospecting - How to Find, Claim and Sell Mineral Deposits

In this 320 page book Roger McPherson condenses everything from 20 years experience as a prospector on how to find mineral deposits, stake a claim as well as how to sell mineral rights. 

All you need is a gold pan, a couple of screens, a small shovel, a rock hammer, a hand lens and some sample bags.  These are the essential tools needed to be a prospector. However, you can improve your chances of finding a valuable mineral deposit if you learn to recognize the signs of a viable mineral deposit.  It is necessary to know the land status, research old records and then follow through by filing a valid claim.  These are the skills needed to be a successful prospector.

In Modern Prospecting, an experienced prospector passes on information acquired through 20 years of classroom study, field work in the western states and Alaska, and trial and error. Chapters include descriptions of the major types of deposits; interviews with professional geologists; how to obtain an assay; use geochemical and geophysical methods; and stake a proper claim.
With its handy glossary and helpful information on government agencies, websites and other contacts for assays, suppliers, and geological bulletins, Modern Prospecting is the foremost how-to-do-it-right guide to prospecting in the twenty-first century.

Price USD $14.95 

Connecticut residents please add 6.35% sales tax.

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for shipping

Monday, July 4, 2011

Gem Identification Made Easy Vol, 4

A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling

6 x 9, 384 pp, Over 150 photographs and illustrations, 75 in full color; index
Hardcover, ISBN-13: 978-0-943763-59-0, ISBN-10: 0-943763-59-2

Enjoy learning the tools of the gem trade from two gem experts.

Gem Identification Made Easy Vol. 4 is the only book designed to make this difficult subject for an interesting rather than “tedious” even if you are not scientifically inclined. This book explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored stones as well as how to spot the difference between natural stones, imitations, treated stones and look-alikes. The approach the book takes is both direct and practical presented in a way that it is easy to understand. Using this book is highly accessible and easy to understand you can begin to master the art of gem identification.

The authors explained by using a simple step-by-step system how to properly necessary but uncomplicated instruments required to identify stones. They also explain what to look for gemstone by gemstone and the way to set up a basic gemstone lab to a moderate cost. In the book they explain how three of these basic instruments that are portable and can be carried in your pocket that when used in combination can identify about 85% of all the gemstones and other popular stones.

Knowing how to identify the different types of gemstones can prevent many costly mistakes and lead you to many profitable opportunities is what this book explains by telling you what to look for and not what to look for.

Gem Identification Made Easy will help you:
• Open your eyes to the types of treatments, imitations, synthetics, look-alikes, and fakes in the gem market today.
• Learn how to tell the difference between them. Quickly spot:
      • Synthetics, including synthetic emeralds and diamonds
      • Filled diamonds
      • Diffused “blue” sapphires and “red” rubies
      • HPHT-treated diamonds
      • … and much more!
• Learn how to identify recently discovered gems such as “Mandarin” garnet, red “emerald,” and North Carolina’s chromium-rich emeralds.
• Discover new treatments such as surface coatings to create “fancy color” diamonds and improve or change the color of many gemstones.
• Know when to seek help from a professional gemologist or lab.
• Become more professional in your business or hobby.

This book will help both the layman and novice to properly identify gemstones.

Price 36.99 plus 2.95 shipping and handling

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery

Connecticut residents please add 6.35% sales tax

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fists full of Gold

Chris Ralph the associate editor of the Mining and Prospecting Journal claims there is still plenty of gold out there for the taking.  The title of his book is “Fists Full of Gold” because he hopes that will be what you have after reading his book.  He has put years of experience in writing this book making it the most comprehensive prospecting book that has ever been written. The focus of the book is to teach you how to find gold deposits and what to do after you have. A lot of information is included in this book that simply can’t be found in other books about prospecting. There is plenty of basic information for beginning prospectors, more information for more advanced prospectors and plenty of information for those prospectors that have decades of experience.  The book holds plenty of the latest technology and up-to-date methods for finding gold.

The book will teach you the skills of being a prospector in an entirely different and unique way that is explained in any other book. Equipment is not the only thing that is explained in this book that also explains the methods of using that equipment. Will the most important things that is covered in this book is where to look for gold, and how to recover the gold. The book was designed to be the only prospecting book you'll ever need, or will ever outgrow. Fists Full of Gold contains more than 360 pages for 225,000 words devoted to the world of prospecting. The book is longer than any other two or three books devoted to prospecting and gold. It's all written in words the average reader can understand that has no training in either geology, prospecting or mining.

The basics of prospecting and finding gold, including:
    The fact that there is lots of gold is still out there to be found
    How to use a gold pan, including crevicing, mossing and sniping for gold
    How to get the best recovery out of your sluice box or highbanker
    How to use a suction dredge to find and recover paystreaks
    How to operate a dry washer for gold
    An extensive section on metal detecting, perhaps the best on the market

Building your own equipment: including building your own:
    Portable sluice box
    Lightweight suction dredge
    Desert dry washer

How to operate a small scale commercial mining operation
How to deal with and get the most out of your black sands
How to get the best prices for your gold, specimens and nuggets
A full coverage of the geology of gold and silver mineral deposits:

    All about minerals and how to identify them
    Minerals associated with gold deposits
    Rocks: what they are and how to identify them
    Basic geology for the prospector in an understandable form
    A detailed explanation of placer geology and how paystreaks form
    A detailed explanation of hard rock geology and how gold deposits form
    How to recognize many types of hard rock gold and silver deposits

How to do research to find your own rich concentrations of gold:
    Using and understanding topographic maps, aerial photos and GPS
    Where to find little known sources of information on gold deposits
    How to use geology maps to find gold

Signs and indicators of gold deposits that you want to look for in the field
How to read and interpret signs of old timer workings
    How to recognize geologic indicators of gold mineralization

How to prospect for commercial deposits of gold and silver
Mining law and how to stake and maintain your own claim
Platinum placers and deposits – How to prospect for them
Diamonds in placers – How to recognize them
Maps of where to find gold in the US and Australia
Plus hundreds of photos, diagrams and illustrations to explain the concepts presented in the book.

Price USD $29.95 plus $2.95 shipping and handling  =  $32.45

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery    

Connecticut residents please add 6.35% sales tax.