mining

  1. Searching for Ancient Rivers in West Africa

    This is a great article about artisanal mining in Africa and the latest technology for mapping paleochannels. It's cool to see the contrast between old and new. https://www.westcoastplacer.com/searching-for-ancient-rivers-in-west-africa/
  2. Need help identifying this old pick axe and crowbar found on old trading route

    Hi TreasureNet folks, I'm trying to figure out the origins of this pick axe and crow bar we found while exploring an old trading route. The pick axe has markings... maybe a "forge mark?" Does anyone have any insights, or even pictures of other axes they know about that match this one? Would...
  3. A PLATFORM TO BRIDGE MINERS AND INVESTORS

    Hi all, Firstly, I'd like to say that I'm a long-time frequenter of this forum, however, this is my first post. I appreciate that this topic may not be what most people are used to reading and following but I wanted to get all your thoughts on a new business idea I've been toying with for a...
  4. Rock Drill Care and Feeding

    I picked up a pair of Chicago Pneumatic drills that I'm in the process of rebuilding. I'll probably do a Mining Journal article on this at some point. Does anyone have any pneumatic tool tips that they would like to share? I'd never taken one of these units apart before, and I was surprised...
  5. Commercial and Marketing Aspects of Running a Mine

    Hi, I am a "fresh" member of your super interesting forum - I am from EU and my background is in commerce (I am not an engineer or geologist) TL ; DR - How mines organizine their marketing/selling operations and how do they sell ore (wheter it is gold, silver, nickel,...) ? Please explain I...
  6. Guide to Prospecting Ancient River Channels

    Hey guys, here's a great article explaining what paleochannels are and how to hunt for them. Tons of good info in there: Paleochannel Hunting Guide The article explains some of the science about ancient river channels and some of the modern techniques for locating them.
  7. Mining Relics of the Mother lode

    Mining Relics of the Mother lode There are relic's from the California Gold Rush all over the State. The pictures in the video are from Grass Valley to Beckwourth and just about every camp or village in between. When Gold was discovered in California in 1848 it started a mass expedition to the...
  8. Kids, Gold and a Cannon. Prospecting on the Fraser River.

    Check out our latest YouTube video. We had a bunch of guys from the club out on Monday exploring our bedrock claim. We brought our kids and had a blast at the claim.
  9. NEED TO IDENTIFY AND ANY ADVICE AU/PL NUGGET GOLD/PLATINUM/COPPER

    I'VE FOUND MANY OUNCES OF THESE MIXED NUGGETS ON A BEACH IN CALIFORNIA WITH MY METAL DETECTOR. THIS BEACH HAS SERPENTINE BREAKING DOWN EVERYWHERE. I HAD IT ANALYZED AND I HAVE INCLUDED THE RESULTS IN THIS POST. I'M NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THESE NUGGETS, OR IF THEY'RE EVEN NATURAL, OR POSSIBLY...
  10. Hello! Hepplewhite Explorations is aboard!!!

    Hello all, Glad I found this website, we are prospectors in BC, Canada and although our primary focus is prospecting for gold, we are learning how to use a Garret AT Gold detector and we are looking forward to sharing some finds with you all, plus learning! Thanks a lot ! If anyone else...
  11. Help with unidentified objects

    My mother in law recently passed at 96 years old. As a child of the depression she never three anything away . I found these in a little baggie. Any idea on what they are?
  12. Train Photograph

    You guys are always much help. I have a few questions about this photograph. It was found in a drop front desk that on the back of the small drawer was hand written, "J. Carson New Almaden". I put a post up about a year ago about this desk. Anyway, what company do you think this train is...
  13. New Almaden Quicksiler Mine Desk

    In December of 2017 I posted some pictures of an old desk that I had recently bought. It is still posted and the title is, "texas oak desk find". I have since been told the desk is not oak. A user, (Against The Wind), had asked if there were any tags, inscriptions or makers mark on it. I...
  14. Is this copper ore?

    I sure hope so, cause I lugged about 50 lbs of it down a mountain. If it is, can anyone identify the type of ore, and if it has any value to collectors as is. Thank you!
  15. Old Colorado Book 1873 Mining, Pay Scales, etc..

    Hello to all. The help that I have found from members of tresurenet is always appreciated! I found this booklet today. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
  16. What about this property? Mineral Rights

    I recently found what appears to be decent land for sale. ( Mineral Rights ) The location is in Northern California and I've learned through research that the area once produced significant amounts of gold. However, the post is a little bizarre. The guy selling it states "contract to be signed...
  17. The Lost Dutchman Mine, and the Superstition Mountain

    When I was a young buck, I used to always visit my dad in Arizona. I always heard about the Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstition Mountain. Legends have been something I've always been interesting. It's something I would be interested in looking for, as well. Would it be worth it? If I would...
  18. 1880 Homestake Mining Co. stock certificate

    I recently picked up this stock certificate from the Homestake Mining Company that was issued on February 9, 1880. It had been signed by J.K. Goodrich and J.B. Haggin. Haggin of course was one of the three mining magnates who founded the Homestake Mining Company with George Hearst and Lloyd...
  19. Mystery Item

    While I was digging near a abandoned mine in Arizona I discovered this item. It looks similar to a shotgun shell, but it is made of a solid black rock-like material. Around the item I found bottles dating back to the 1870s. I was wondering if anyone could give me their opinion on what it could be.
  20. Natives Alluvial Gold from Papua New Guinea

    Hi, I'm Sam from Papua New Guinea. I look after a NGO, 'Natives Alluvial Gold Miners Association'. We still pan, dig, etc, for raw gold. Our country's laws allow for natives to get involved in Alluvial Mining.
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