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Product Details

  • Series: Prospecting and Treasure Hunting
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Sierra Trading Post (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0960589007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0960589005
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"How can you go wrong?...the cost of the book is a small price to pay for a dream of a lifetime." --West Coast Writers Guild

"Was one of your New Year's resolutions to become very, very rich? Ours was, so when Gold! Gold! came into our possession, we were pleased indeed...novice prospectors will find this a valuable guide...we're hooked." --San Francisco Chronicle

"...this book tells the best ways to make prospecting pay off." --Field & Stream magazine

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By James J. Wilson on July 29, 2003
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The real gem of this book for the amatuer Gold Panner/Sluicer is how to "read" a river to pick the best place to start working instead of wasting fruitless months like I did panning in the wrong places and finding lots of black sand, but no "color."
Other than that, the book is mainly a historical narrative of the Gold Rush in California with a brief introduction on one of the techniques for using a gold pan.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. Canestrino on January 25, 2008
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A good introduction to recreational gold panning and a quick read. It inspired me to buy a crevice tool and do some sniping which turned out pretty well for me the first time out! I would have liked a bit more on how to clean up black sand and or how to smelt/purify gold, but then I am a bit of a science geek.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By toddhostager on January 4, 2004
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Don't be fooled by the reviewer who (inadvertently?) gave this book zero stars. It is packed with great entry-level information on gold prospecting. Bravo Mr. Petralia!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Horn on April 28, 2009
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In short, this author has many years of experience and he backs it up with common sense, keep it simple - cost saving ideas for anyone wanting to learn more about gold prospecting. Chapter VI alone, titled "Nickel Knowledge" in my opinion, made the price of this book a bargain.

The basic information on pages 94 & 95 on how to sort Gold by size and additionally explaining how the weight of Gold is always determined in "Troy Ounces" was instrumental in establishing a strong/solid base of knowledge to build onto about Gold Prospecting.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dale B. Curtis on November 5, 2006
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A real good entry level book with lots of good information on equipment, what to look for and how to start. A must read for all beginners!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Half Trip on August 23, 2006
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I've been gold panning before a couple of times with my brother and, while I have found a little gold (and I do mean "little") thanks to his knowledge, I think our next outing will be more fruitful thanks to this book. The history of finding gold in California is also helpful since, as the author says, 75-85% of the gold remains undiscovered. I found the book helpful enough I'm planning on buying a copy for my brother.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Mongreig on December 27, 2010
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Good basic book on how to get started in gold prospecting. This is a good book to start out with, and move on to more technical works if you have the inclination.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt Anderson on April 12, 2013
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Like most books on this subject, this one is old and outdated and isn't really going to tell you where to find gold in the desert. It does have some interesting information but I'd suggest getting it from your library rather than buying it.
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