Articles by Alex
Lode, Placer, and Alluvial, oh my! Which type of gold should I mine?
Discover the differences between lode and placer gold deposits and the unique characteristics of each. Learn about the tools and techniques used to mine these deposits. Discover which is easier to mine from real gold miners.
Monthly Average Price of Gold
Stay updated on Monthly Gold Price Averages with our comprehensive chart featuring daily prices and monthly averages. Check back each month for the latest data.
10 places where you can find BIG gold nuggets (VIDEO PROOF)
The old timers didn’t find all the gold nuggets. People today are still finding BIG nuggets all over the world. In this list we’ll show you exactly where people are finding them. Who knows? Maybe you’ll make the next edition of this list.
The Only Gold Purity Charts You’ll Ever Need
Are “Karats” different from “Carats” and how pure are common jewelry alloys? What is considered investment-grade gold purity? How pure is the gold found naturally in the ground? And which country has the purest nuggets? These charts are all about gold purity!
19 Places to Pan for Gold in Alaska on Your Vacation (with maps)
Alaska is every prospector’s dream, whether you want a real backcountry mining experience, or to pan gold with a beer and a stunning view. Here are 19 places you can find gold on your next vacation to Alaska, divided into five categories based on the experience you want!
The Real, Insane Story of the Nome Gold Rush
The Nome Gold Rush was Alaska’s one true gold rush. Like all major gold discoveries, it’s a story of greed, violence, and a few very fortunate men. Unlike other gold rushes, Nome was a poor man’s paradise. A loophole in the local laws and the unique geology meant EVERY MAN had the chance to find gold. It’s still like that today.
Emily Riedel’s Gold Rush Getaway! Summer 2023
We’re inviting 20 people to join us on this all-inclusive trip to Nome, Alaska to mine gold with Emily Riedel at AKAU Gold Camp in the summer of 2023! Prospect gold on historic gold rush claims and get an exclusive tour of the Eroica gold dredge operation! Book fast – there are only a few spots left.
A tale of two prospectors
On a beautiful early summer day, high up in the mountains somewhere out West, two prospectors were hunting for gold. They were very alike, these two prospectors. Except one would fill a jar with gold, and one would give up and let his tools collect dust. What made the difference?
We’re lowering our prices, permanently
We think it’s the perfect time to give the success you’ve given us – back to you.
Melting Gold into Bars with a TIG Welder
We experimented and found out that yes, we can in fact make our own gold bars with a TIG welder. Here’s how you can, too.
9 Spots to Pan Gold Near Sacramento in the American River (map)
9 places you can go panning in the American River with images, maps, and reviews from the community. No claim or permissions needed!
20 Rivers With Gold Where You Can Go Panning in North America (With Maps)
There are rivers with gold all over the country. Here’s a list of 20 where you can go pan some for yourself – with maps and videos for proof!
‘Scr*w the beach! We should come here from now on’: Man Mines Deck of Shawn Pomrenke’s Myrtle Irene, Finds BIG Gold
Bryan Wilder of American Gold Prospectors takes “mining the miners” to the next level by mining dirt from deck of Pomrenke’s Myrtle Irene.
New Season of Bering Sea Gold! Premiere Date Announced!
The new season of Bering Sea Gold is airing on Discovery Channel on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET/PT!
Is gold paydirt worth it? (5 reasons it is, 2 reasons it’s not)
After talking to hundreds of customers and testing different offers, I can confidently give you five reasons gold paydirt IS worth buying, and two reasons it is NOT.
‘That’s better than I’ve done pretty much anywhere else in the entire world, and I’ve been all over the place looking for gold’: Man finds 23 REAL diamonds and gold dust in NYC Diamond District sidewalks
The immigrants coming to Ellis Island once thought the streets of America were paved with gold. That’s true of one street: New York City’s Diamond District at the corner of 5th Ave and 47th St in Manhattan. Prospector Shane Klesh shows us just how rich the ground is there in a viral video.
Gold Sniping: How to Find Gold Nuggets Underwater
Instead of focusing on bigger machines moving more dirt, the gold sniper finds individual nuggets, like a marksman. Here’s how you can do it!
‘I was just about to get out and I just found another one! And it’s bigger!’: Man snipes two gold nuggets worth $450 in local river
In a viral video with over 10 million views, PioneerPauly is seen sniping two beautiful gold nuggets worth $450 after record flooding in the Sooke River. We talked to PioneerPauly about his great find.
The Ultimate Gold Prospecting Guide – How to Find Gold Like a Pro
Want to know how to find gold? Our Ultimate Guide to Gold Prospecting will help you with how to find gold, what equipment you need and everything else to get you on your gold prospecting journey.
Vernon Adkison Dominated the 2020 Offshore Lease Auction – Is He Trying to Buy Up All the Offshore Gold in Nome?
Vernon Adkison dominated the 2020 offshore gold lease auction by buying 8 of the 11 leases for sale – winning by a HUGE margin. But why didn’t he buy them all?
How to Get a Job as a Bering Sea Gold Diver: The Ultimate Guide
Ever wondered how to get a job as a Bering Sea Gold diver? This is our complete how-to guide detailing the pay, lifestyle, dangers, skills needed, and more…
Everything You Wanted to Know About Cleaning the Sluice Box
All your questions about cleaning the sluice box answered: How often do you clean the box? How long does it take? And how do you stop people from stealing gold?
Who owns the offshore gold mining claims in Nome that they dredge in Bering Sea Gold?
People often wonder who owns all the offshore gold mining claims featured in Bering Sea Gold? The answer might surprise you. Here’s your definitive guide.
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