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Archive for: January
Prepping for a Golden Spring

Capture More Fine Gold!

For all who are in the process of figuring out what gold recovery equipment to purchase this spring, now’s a good time to ask the question “How much fine gold am I throwing away”? If you don’t know, please look at the videos on the Gold Lab and Thumper pages. Each piece of equipment is designed to help you retrieve the fine gold you’re not able to capture with other equipment, or don’t want to try and pan out.

For those of you that have lots of black sands – Thumper can help you separate out and reduce your volumes significantly. Thumper is a very effective tool. And will reduce your efforts considerably.

Demonstrating our Gold Recovery Equipment Effectiveness

The Gold Lab will definitely capture the fine gold you just can’t retrieve practically (unless you want to use mercury, and we all know the problems with doing so).

I believe our videos will demonstrate how well it does work. If you are unsure of how effective the Gold Lab will be for your concentrates, we offer this:  if you send in a sample (5 lbs, or approximately a quarts worth) we will process it through our equipment and give you an honest evaluation of how it worked. We do not believe in selling our products just to sell them to you. We want Thumper and the Gold Lab to profit your efforts!

Planning Checklist

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start checking out your equipment and getting ready for the prospecting season. Here are a few key steps to help get you ready:

  • Know the Rules:  check Agency websites to find out if any new regulations are in effect this season. The last thing you want to be dealing with is a ticket or citation for an infraction.
  • Weather: has the weather affected your claim? With all the extreme weather occurring in late winter (flooding, severe storms, etc.) you know the gold is on the move. Be ready to get “your share” by being ready and having your equipment in good order. Be ready for the challenge!

Be Prepared

I’m sure most of us have watched some of the prospecting shows on the cable channels, and laugh at some of the antics of those miners and the strange things that seem to befall them.

It may be amusing on a television show, but when it’s your time and effort and you’re not finding the gold – it’s not a laughing matter! Be prepared (a good Boy Scout slogan.) It’s really a fact of life: those prepared to deal with their circumstances, usually come out successful.

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More than a California Gold Rush

To start the New Year, here’s a look back at an interesting bit of gold history.

The 1848 California “gold rush” is arguably the most famous of its type, certainly here in the U.S. But the search for mineral wealth wasn’t just limited to “The Golden State.” The influx of fortune seekers was felt throughout the Pacific Northwest. Here, from the “Oregon History Project” created by the Oregon Historical Society, is a fascinating overview of the gold rush’s impact on Oregon from 1848 until the original rush died out just over a decade later.

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