Articles by Monica
The Complete Guide to Prospecting for Placer Gold in the Desert
Everything you need to know about finding gold in the desert. From what to look for, the tools you’ll need and how to get on the gold!
Is Gold Magnetic? How to Use a Magnet to Spot Fake Gold
Unlock the power of diamagnetism and learn how to spot fake gold like a pro with a simple tool. Discover the prospector’s secret weapon in this informative and entertaining article. Get ahead of the game and don’t be fooled again.
The Best Sluice Boxes You Can Get on Amazon in 2023
Looking for the best sluice box on Amazon for your gold prospecting adventures? We list the top-rated options with real user reviews with pros and cons. Find the perfect sluice box for you today
Slumach’s Lost Mine: The Elusive Cursed Fortune of Pitt Lake
A curse, unsolved mysteries, lost gold, and disappearances in the wilderness – the legend of Slumach’s lost mine has captivated adventurers for over a century. Discover the thrilling tale of this elusive treasure and the seekers who risked it all in search of it.
Everything We Know about Bering Sea Gold Season 16
Get ready for an adventure on the icy waters of the Bering Sea! Find out everything we know so far about Bering Sea Gold Season 16, including who’s back and who’s new. Keep checking back for updates on Bering Sea Gold Season 16 news and information!
Record Rain & Snow Brings a New Gold Rush to the West in 2023
Experts say highly unusual weather will likely make 2023 the most fruitful gold prospecting in the last decade! Learn the secrets of finding gold after flooding with our expert guide.
Family Friendly Places to Pan for Gold With Kids
Discover family-friendly places to pan for gold while learning about history! Our article lists the best destinations where kids and adults can experience the thrill of gold prospecting together. Explore these educational and fun activities that will make for an unforgettable family adventure!
Bering Sea Gold Season 15 is now on Discovery+
When the return of Bering Sea Gold Season 15 was announced fans were excited to see their favorite Alaskan gold dredgers hit the water. The wait is finally over! The entire season of BSG Season 15 is now out on Discovery+, so you can binge all its super-sized episodes.
Where is the purest gold in the world found? This isolated country…
If you can get past the fact that everything wants to kill you, it’s also where you’ll find the purest gold and gold nuggets in the world, with an average purity of around 93-98%. Some legendary nuggets from this country have been known to have a purity of over 99%!
What’s a Troy Ounce?
How much does an ounce of gold really weigh? What’s the difference between an ounce and a troy ounce? Did you know a troy ounce has more grams?
How to Test the Purity of Gold Nuggets & Placer Gold Dust
We know that gold found in nature isn’t 100% pure. But the good news is testing the purity of your gold can be cheap, easy and fun. And you can do it right from your home! So in this guide we’re going to give you four ways you can test the purity of your gold. Two of these methods can be done at home, and two can be done with the help of a professional.
How Pure Are Gold Nuggets?
Gold nuggets, also known as placer gold, are never 100% pure. A nugget can be as low as 50% pure gold or as high as 95%. Read our guide!
What Gold Pan is Best for Panning?
The gold pan is an essential tool for both novice prospectors and seasoned veterans panning for gold. It’s the first and last tool used in gold prospecting. Which ones do real gold prospectors use?
What is placer gold and how much is it worth?
What is placer gold? Isn’t gold just gold? Placer gold is the type of gold you see them mining for on popular tv shows and is different from lode gold.
Why is there gold in the Bering Sea?
Everyone has a theory as to how gold made its way into the Bering Sea. We assembled the most likely and most outrageous ones for you!
5 Things We Learned About Shawn Pomrenke From Mike Rowe
Mike Rowe, narrator of Bering Sea Gold and star of Dirty Jobs, interviews Mr. Gold himself, Shawn Pomrenke on his podcast The Way I Heard It With Mike Rowe.
Man Mines Kris Kelly’s Mistress, Makes Gold
Kris Kelly’s The Mistress vs Shawn Pomrenke’s Myrtle Irene – Who has more gold on their deck? Bryan Wilder, from American Gold Prospectors and Diver for Vernon Adkison, finds out!
Strike Gold with These 12 Gifts for Prospectors
The best gifts for gold prospectors and gold miners. Not sure what to get the gold prospector or anyone who loves gold? Our guide will help you get them the perfect gift that they’ll love.
“Inside the boat it was very creepy. I kept hearing knocking and possible mice. I didn’t sleep very well that night!” Pioneer Pauly Sneaks onto Shawn Pomrenke’s Mega Dredge
Adventurous Youtuber and gold prospector, PioneerPauly, spends the night on Shawn Pomrenke’s abandoned Mega Dredge.
How to Find the Right Gold Paydirt for You
Real gold paydirt is a fun way to prospect at home! But watch out, because not all gold paydirt sold online is a good deal. Before you buy that bag, know what to expect.
What Happened to Hank Schimschat? Exclusive Interview!
Hank Schimschat was on Bering Sea Gold for 2 season before disappearing, In our exclusive interview he tells us what happened and what he’s been doing since.
How They Film the Underwater Footage on Bering Sea Gold
Executive Producer for Bering Sea Gold, Eric Lange share how they get all that amazing underwater footage we see on the show.
EXCLUSIVE Shawn Pomrenke Reveals Plans for the Mega Dredge After Years of Silence!
Shawn Pomrenke tells us exactly what is happening with the Mega Dredge! Fans have been wondering and we’ve got the answer straight from Mr. Gold himself!
What is Jungle Gold? The Craziest Gold Mining Show Ever
Jungle Gold debuted on the Discovery channel in 2012. It was two short seasons of mining disasters, issues with locals, armed militias and wild accusations
Fatherhood According to the Cast of Bering Sea Gold
We’re celebrating Father’s Day by taking a look at the Cast of Bering Sea Gold and how the fathers on the show stack up.
Claim Jumpers & Crooked Politicians – Nome Gold Rush History Pt 2
The Nome Gold Rush History, pt 2. A Corrupt Judge and Greedy Politicians try to steal the best claims in Nome, Alaska in the least known Nome conspiracy
The Beginning of the Nome Gold Rush (In Pictures)
The Nome Gold Rush lasted officially from 1898 until 1909. In the first part of this multiple part series we look at the beginning of the Nome Gold Rush.
Bering Sea Gold Season 15 Preview Part 2
We Breakdown the Bering Sea Gold Season 15 Preview that we didn’t cover in the Fight Edition! With more drama, special guests and a new dredge? Check it out!
Zeke Tenhoff is Engaged!
Congratulations to our Mad Scientist, Zeke Tenhoff as he made a major announcement on social media, he’s engaged!
Steve Riedel Was Right: Cold IS Gold
A new look at the now infamous moment when Bering Sea Gold Steve Riedel turned down the divers water temperature. Is Steve really a genius?
Gold Highbanking: An Ounce a Day Mining the Beaches of Nome
When the weather is too rough to dredge on the Bering Sea what’s a miner to do? Gold Highbanking on the beaches of Nome to help keep gold in their pockets.
Bering Sea Gold Season 15 Preview – Fight Edition!
On The Dirt, we breakdown the Bering Sea Gold Season 15 preview fight! Who was fighting who on the dock? We finally see Kris Kelly’s new dredge.
Where do gold miners (like the guys from Gold Rush) sell their gold?
As gold miners ourselves, we can tell you the three main ways gold diggers like us sell their gold. Usually it’s a question of how much do they need cash and how honest they want to be. Speaking of, don’t tell the IRS about #1…
Parker Schnabel Tells You How to Work for Him in Facebook Video
Parker Schnabel of Gold Rush has been giving advice on how to get your start as a miner, and we’re going to sum up those points for you here in our latest guide
5 Biggest Mistakes New Gold Dredgers Make in Nome, Alaska
Every season, people come to Nome to mine for gold and fail. Here are the 5 biggest mistakes new gold dredgers make and how to avoid them.
NEXT SEASON: Shawn Pomrenke’s heroic rescue during Bering Sea storm!
Are we going to see another heroic rescue of a boat in danger on this upcoming season of Bering Sea Gold? Is Shawn Pomrenke a superhero?
Why Ice Mining Sucks (according to Emily Riedel)
Here’s what you didn’t know about the ice mining season, the dangers of the job, and why the government stops ice miners on April 15th for their own safety.
Did Kris Kelly Quit Gold Diving?
Kris Kelly looks to be building a bucket dredge does this mean he’s given up driving for gold and is going to scoop it up instead?
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