My Gold Prospecting and Mining Pages
Gold fever is a terrible thing

One of my many hobbies is recreational gold prospecting and mining. I've been gold panning, metal detecting and sluicing on my vacations for many years. It's a lot of fun. It's great exercise. I get to do it in really scenic locations, outside in the fresh air and sunshine. I have even found some gold. This page links to accounts of my various adventures in pursuit of the shiny yellow stuff. More will be added in the future.

A tutorial on how to pan for gold A tutorial on how to pan for gold out in the field. Its easy, its fun, and its GOLD! Grab your gold pan, your boots, a shovel and lets hit the streams and hopefully strike it rich.

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My 2nd home-built recirculating sluice or highbanker A new and improved sluice or highbanker. I acquired a commercially made sluice, and with some quick and easy modifications made it into a recirculating sluice for working areas without a good natural water flow.

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My home-built recirculating sluice or highbanker How I built a recirculating sluice or highbanker. The evolution of the design from initial idea and crude prototypes, to a finished unit that works great in the field. It is built from inexpensive and easy to obtain materials. Just about anyone could build one and start getting gold.

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Construction of a mini recirculating sluice for use in separating gold from incinerated and crushed IC chip e-waste. It was a quick, easy and cheap build that could be done in an hour or two, and it works great.

In this video I use the above home-built mini sluice to separate the gold from some crushed hard-rock gold ore. It works great!

Here is a video I made many years ago. The video is old, but the information is as useful as ever. Everyone should know how to pan for gold. It is a very useful skill.

My home-built gas-powered vacuum cleaner for gold prospecting or mining How I converted a cheap, used wet/dry vacuum, and an old leaf blower into a gas-powered vacuum cleaner for use in gold prospecting/mining. This unit is very useful for vacuuming up gold-bearing dust and dirt off of bedrock and out of crevasses.

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