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Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue - A Must Watch Show For Anyone Thinking of Becoming a Gold Miner

Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue - A Must Watch Show For Anyone Thinking of Becoming a Gold Miner

As one of the country's top dealers of gold prospecting supplies, we get to visit with people with all levels of experience come in gold prospecting.  We talk to people within the equipment industry, folks who have been operating large operations for many years, and those who are just not getting started learning about the process of pulling gold from the earth.  

As a seller of gold prospecting equipment focusing primarily on the hobby prospecting and small scale mining we get a ton of calls from those who are just scratching the surface of prospecting or looking to step up their gold recovery efforts from a hobby to something that will actually pay off.  

For some people gold fever sets in quickly and the desire to transition from a newbie to a small scale gold mining operation develops faster than a person's knowledge base to do it successfully. Imagine a person who goes out and starts panning for gold.  They find a little color or stumble upon a few little "picker" sized pieces of gold.  This is all it takes to get gold fever.  The next thing you know this guy owns a claim in Colorado.

We get calls from customers in similar situations almost daily.  They got the ground, now they need the equipment to extract the gold. Their next question, "What equipment do I need to get the gold?"  And, trust me, this is a complicated topic. 

This is why I like to tell people who are thinking of becoming a gold miner to start watching Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue on Discovery Channel.    This show...

FAQ:  What does gold come up as on a metal detector?

FAQ: What does gold come up as on a metal detector?

Once again, I figured I would do a quick blog on a question that we get quite often:  Where does gold ring up on a metal detector?

This is a tricky answer.  The reason is because gold objects, whether naturally occurring nuggets, or the various man made gold objects, range across the board on a metal detector much like you find with aluminum and other metals.  It comes in all shapes and sizes just like aluminum.  Gold, however, throws another curve ball at metal detectorists.... 

Will This Metal Detector Find Gold?

Will This Metal Detector Find Gold?

This is a frequently asked question about metal detectors.  Here is a simple answer:  Most any metal detector will detect gold - along with just about any other type of metal.  So, the simple answer is yes.  However, there are many other factors to consider when looking for a detector that will find gold better than the next.....
Star Dust – Where Does Gold Ultimately Come From?

Star Dust – Where Does Gold Ultimately Come From?

Where does gold come from? Any prospector knows you can find it, in varying quantities, in just about any stream or river in the United States. Hard rock miners know it can also be found in quartz veins, typically running Southwest-Northeast in many mountains and valleys across the country. But how many of these gold hounds know where the gold originally came from? Probably not as many as you would think…including myself…until recently.


Most people think gold simply comes from the ground. Little do they know the trip it has made in its lifetime. In an article by Science Daily, I learned that gold along with the rest of “the planet’s accessible reserves of precious metals are the result of a bombardment of meteorites more than 200 million years after Earth was formed.” Come to find out, gold is really just star dust....