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Gold Miners Companion {Mining Panning & Prospecting w/ Gold Rush Maps} on DVD
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Gold panning, or simply panning, is a form of placer and traditional mining that extracts gold from a placer deposit using a pan. The process is one of the simplest ways to extract gold, and is popular with geology enthusiasts because of its cheap cost and the relatively simple and easy process involved. It is the oldest method of mining gold. The first recorded instances of placer mining are from ancient Rome, where gold and other precious metals were extracted from streams and mountainsides using sluices and panning.

Gold panning is a simple process. Once a suitable placer deposit is located, some gravel from it is scooped into a pan, where it is then gently agitated in water and the gold sinks to the bottom of the pan. Materials with a low specific gravity are allowed to spill out of the pan, whereas materials with a high specific gravity sink to the bottom of the sediment during agitation and remain within the pan for examination and collection by the gold panner. These dense materials usually consist primarily of a black, magnetite sand with whatever gemstones or metal dust that may be found in the deposit that is used for source material.

Gold panning usually turns up only minor gold dust that is usually collected as a souvenir in small clear tubes. Nuggets and considerable amounts of dust are occasionally found, but panning mining is not generally lucrative. Panning for gold can be used to locate the parent gold veins which are the source of most placer deposits.

Learn the tried and true secrets to locating potential strikes, and panning for that elusive treasure with this fantastic collection of over one-hundred fifty {150} vintage books, including seventeen {17} historic Gold Rush maps, who knows........




Library includes over 150 vintage books and maps, including:

:: Underground treasures - how and where to find them {1881}

:: Opals And Agates {1892}

:: Prospecting for gold and silver {1895}

:: Prospectors Hand Book {1897}

:: Prospecting, Locating And Valuing Mines {1899}

:: Diamond Drilling For Gold {1900}

:: Drilling For Placer Gold by the Keystone Driller Co {1900's}

:: Practical Gold Mining {1902}

:: Handbook of Mining Details {1912}

:: Prospecting For Minerals {1921}

:: A Familiar Explanation of the Art of Assaying Gold & Silver
~ by J. A. Watherston, Elder & Co., London, 1847

:: A Manual of Practical Assaying
~ by H. Van F. Furman, revised by W. D. Pardoe, 6th ed. revised & enlarged, J. Wiley & Sons

:: A Manual of Assaying - The Fire Assay of Gold, Silver & Lead, Including Amalgamation & Chlorination Tests
~ by A. S. Miller

:: A Manual of Fire Assaying
~ by C. H. Fulton, 2nd ed., Mc raw Hill, New York , 1911

:: A Manual of Practical Assaying
~ by J. Mitchell, 3rd ed. edited by W. Crookes, Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1868

:: A Textbook of Assaying
~ by C. & J. J. Beringer, Revised by H. R. Beringer, 15th ed. Revised, C. Griffin & Co. London, 192

:: A Textbook of Fire Assaying
~ by E. E. Bugbee, J. Wiley & Sons, New York, 1922

:: A Treatise on the Assaying of Lead, Copper, Silver, Gold & Mercury
~ by T. Bodemann & B. Kerl, J. Wiley & Sons, New York, 1

:: Assaying in Three Parts - Part I Gold & Silver
~ by C. H. Aaron 6th ed., Mining & Scientific Press, San Francisco, 1906

:: Assaying in Three Parts - Parts II Gold & Silver Bullion, Part III Lead, Copper, etc.
~ by C. H. Aaron 4th ed., Mining &

:: California_mines_and_minerals

:: Fire Assaying – A Practical Treatise
~ by E. W. Buskett, D. Van Nostrand, New York

:: Gold Assaying – A Practical Handbook
~ by H. J. Phillips, Lockwood & Son, London, 1904

:: Laboratory Instructions for Fire Assays of Gold, Silver & Lead
~ by W. Morley, Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, 1913

:: Manual of Assaying Gold, Silver, Lead, Copper
~ by W. L. Brown, 11th ed., Sargent & Co., Chicago, 1905

:: Metallurgical Analysis & Assaying – A Three Years’ Course
~ by W. A. Macleod & C. Walker, C. Griffin & Co. London, 1903

:: Modern Assaying - A Concise Treatise
~ by J. R. Smith, edited by F. W. Braun, J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1910

:: Notes on Assaying & Metallurgical Laboratory Experiment
~ by R. W. Lodge, 3rd ed. rev. & corr., J. Wiley & Sons, New York,

:: Notes on Assaying
~ by P. de Peyster Ricketts & E. H. Miller, 3rd ed. Rev., J. Wiley & Sons, New York, 1905

:: Practical Blowpipe Assaying
~ by G. Attwood, D. Van Nostrand, New York, 1881

:: Practical Instructions for the Determination by Furnace Assay of Gold & Silver in Rocks & Ores, E. J. Chapman, C. Clark &

:: Practical Instructions in Quantitative Assaying with the Blowpipe
~ by E. L. Fletcher, 1st ed., J. Wiley & Sons, New York,

:: Practical Metallurgy & Assaying - A Textbook
~ by A. H. Hiorns, Macmillan, London & New York, 1906

:: Practical Mining & Assaying
~ by F. M. Johnson, Published by Author, San Francisco, 1897

:: The Assayer’s Guide
~ by O. M. Lieber, H. Carey Baird & Co., Philadelphia, 1852

:: The Assayer’s Manual
~ by B. Kerl with additions by F. L. Garrison, 2nd American ed., H. Carey Baird & Co., London, 1889

:: The Blowpipe in Chemistry, Mineralogy & Geology
~ by W. A. Ross, C. Lockwood & Co., London, 1884

:: The Fire Assay of Gold, Silver & Lead in Ores & Metallurgical Products
~ by L. S. Austin, 1st ed. Mining & Scientific Pres

:: The Practical Assayer
~ by O. North, Chatto & Windus Publishers, London, 1874

:: The Sampling & Assay of the Precious Metals
~ by E. A. Smith, J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1913

:: The Use of the Blowpipe in Chemistry & Mineralogy
~ by J. J. Berzelius, Ticknor & Co., Boston, 1845

:: Notes on Gold Extraction by Means of Cyanide Potassium, Argus Co., Johannesburg, 1894

:: The Cyanide Process of Gold Extraction – A Textbook
~ by. J. Park, C. Griffin & Co., London, 1906

:: A Practical Treatise on Testing & Working Silver Ores
~ by C. H. Aaron, Dewey & Co., San Francisco, 1876

:: Blowpiping, Mineralogy, Assaying, Geology, Prospecting, Placer & Hydraulic Mining, International Library of Technology, Sc

:: Field Testing for Gold & Silver – A Practical Manual for Prospectors & Miners, D. Van Nostrand Co. New York, 1911

:: Getting Gold - A Practical Treatise for Prospectors, Miners & Students
~ by J. C. F. Johnson, 2nd ed. rev., C. Griffin & Co

:: Gold - Its Geological Occurrence & Geographical Distribution
~ by J. M. McClaren, The Mining Journal, London, 1908

:: Gold - Its Occurrence & Extraction
~ by A. G. Lock, Spon, London, 1882

:: Gold & Silver Ores – What is their Value
~ by H. Merrit, Clougher Publishers, Toronto, circa 1900

:: Gold Dust - How to Find it & How to Mine i
~ Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Thompson Stationary Co., Vancouv

:: Gold Mines & Mining in California
~ George Spaulding & Co., San Francisco, 1885

:: Hidden Mines & How to Find Them
~ by W. T. Newman, Rogers Publishing Co., Toronto, 1896

:: Hoisting, Prospecting, Placer & Hydraulic Mining, Metal Mining
~ ICS Reference Library, Scranton

:: Instructions for Collecting, Testing, Melting & Assaying Gold
~ by E. N. Kent, Van Norden & Amerman, New York, 1848

:: Nevada & California Processes of Silver & Gold Extraction
~ by G. Kustel, F. D. Carlton, San Francisco, 1866

:: Placer Gold Recovery Methods
~ by M. Silva, California Div. of Mines & Geology, Sacramento, 1986

:: Pomeroy’s Mining Manual for Prospectors, Miners & Schools
~ H. R. Pomeroy Editor, 3rd ed.

:: Prospecting for Gold & Silver in North America
~ by A. Lakes, 3rd ed., The Colliery Engineer Co., Scranton, 1899

:: Prospecting for Minerals – A Practical Handbook
~ by S. H. Cox, Charles Griffin, London, 1898

:: Prospecting, Locating & Valuing Mines
~ by R. H. Stretch, 2nd ed., The Scientific Publishing Co., New York, 1900

:: The Analysis of Minerals & Ores of the Rarer Elements
~ by W. R. Schoeller & A. R. Powel, C. Griffin & Co., London, 1919

:: The Chicago Record’s Book for Gold Seekers – Alaska Gold Fields
~ The Chicago Record Co., Chicago, 1897

:: The Explorers’, Miners’ & Metallurgists’ Companion
~ by J. Phillips, 2nd ed., Published by Author, San Francisco, 1873

:: The Valuation of Mineral Property – Rules & Tables
~ by T.A. O’Donahue, Lockwood & Son, London, 1910

:: Underground Treasures - How & Where to Find Them
~ by J. Orton, new edition with additions, H. Carey Baird & Co, Philadelph

:: The Gold Fields & Mineral Districts of Victoria
~ by R. B. Smith, J. Ferres, Melbourne, 1869

:: The Gold Fields of Victoria, Anonymous, Wilson & MacKinnon, Melbourne, 1862

:: Victoria & the Australian Gold Mines
~ by W. Westgarth, Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1857

:: Notes on the Gold of Eastern Canada, from Geological Surveys of Canada, Dawson Brothers, Montreal, 1864

:: Mining-Districts-of-the-United-States

:: Gold & Silver in Philippines, Dep. of Environmental & Natural Resources, Quezon City, 2005

:: The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa
~ by T. Baines, Stanford & Cross, London, 1877

:: The Iditarod-Ruby Region-Alaska
~ by H. M. Eaking, USGS Bulletin 578, Gov. Printing Office, Washington, 1914

:: The Willow Creek District - Alaska
~ by S. R. Capps, USGS Bulletin 607, Gov. Printing Office,Washington, 1915

:: Silver Mining Regions of Colorado
~ by J. P. Whitney, D. Van Nostrand, 1865

:: Prospecting for Gold in the US
~ by H. Kirkemo, USGS, Gov. Printing Office, Washington,1991

:: Prospecting in Washington
~ by D. L. Anderson, Washington Dep. of Conservation Inf. Circular 31, Olympia, 1959

:: Miners' Pocket Book
~ by C. G. W. Lock, Spon, London, 1892

:: Pocket Manual of Mining
~ by J.H. Chewett & C. M. Canniff, Copp Clark Co, Toronto, 1897

:: Practical Mineralogy, Assaying & Mining
~ by F. Overman, 6th ed. Lindsay & Blakiston, Philadelphia, 1863

:: A Compendium of Gold Metallurgy
~ E.M. Wade & M.L. Wade, 2nd ed., 1901

:: A Textbook on Metallurgy of Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead & Zinc
~ ITC, 1902

:: Hydrometallurgy of Silver
~ O. Hoffmann, 1907

:: Leaching of Gold & Silver Ores - A Practical Treatise
~ C. H. Aaron, 1881

:: Notes on the Treatment of Gold Ores
~ F. O'Driscoll, 1889

:: Roasting of Gold & Silver Ores & the Extraction of their Respective Metals
~ G. Kustel, 1880

:: The Goldsmith's Handbook
~ G. E. Gee, 8th ed., Lockwood & Sons, London, 1913

:: The Hunt & Douglass Process
~ 1876

:: The Metallurgy of Argentiferous Lead - A Practical Treatise
~ M. Eissler, 1891

:: The Metallurgy of Gold – A Practical Treatise
~ by M. Eissler, 5th ed. D. Van Nostrand Co., New York,

:: The Metallurgy of Gold
~ by T. K. Rose, 2nd ed., J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1896

:: The Metallurgy of Silver - A Practical Treatise
~ M. Eissler, 4th ed., 1898

:: The Metallurgy of Silver, Gold & Mercury in the United States, Vol I - Silver
~ T. Egleston, 1887

:: The Metallurgy of Silver, Gold & Mercury in the United States, Vol II - Gold & Mercury
~ T. Egleston, 1890

:: The Metallurgy of the Common Metals - Gold, Silver, Iron, Copper, Lead & Zinc
~ L. A. Austin, 5th ed., 1921

:: The Mining & Metallurgy of Gold & Silver
~ by J. A. Phillips, Spon, London, 1865

:: The Silversmith's Handbook
~ G. E. Gee, 5th ed., Lockwood & Sons, London, 1921

:: Plus many more.......






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MAPS INCLUDED





1 United States--Alaska 1898.
The gold and coal fields of Alaska : together with the principal steamer routes and trails / U.S. Geological Survey.
2 United States--Kansas.
United States--Nebraska. 1859
Map of the recently discovered gold regions in Western Kansas & Nebraska / from actual surveys notes & observations by Hartley French Dickson & Co.
3 United States--California. 1851.
A new map of the gold region in California.
4 United States--Alaska. 1897.
Millroy's map of Alaska and the Klondyke gold fields.
5 Map of the Alaskan gold fields.
6 United States--California. 1849.
Map of the gold regions of California.
7
United States--Montana. 1865
Map of the territory of Montana with portions of the adjoining territories : showing the gulch or placer diggings actually worked and districts where quartz (gold & silver) lodges have been discovered to January 1st 1865 / drawn by W.W. de Lacy for the use of the first legislature of Montana.
8 United States--Montana.
Map of the territory of Montana with portions of the adjoining territories : showing the gulch or placer diggings actually worked and districts where quartz (gold & silver) lodes have been discovered to January 1st 1865 / drawn by W.W. de Lacy for the use of the first legislature of Montana.
9
United States--West. 1859.
General map of the United States & their territory between the Mississippi & the Pacific Ocean. 1. Showing the different surveyed routes from the Mississippi valley to the coast of Pacific Ocean, 2. the new established & proposed Post Routes, 3. the recently discovered gold, silver, and copper region in Kansas, Nebraska and Arizona. Compiled from the various P.R.R. Surveys & the best authorities which could be obtained.
10
United States--West. 1861
Routes to the Pikes Peak gold regions.
11
United States--California. 1848.
Topographical sketch of the gold & quicksilver district of California.
12
Map of the mining district of California.
13
United States--Colorado--Cripple Creek. c1895
Cripple Creek mining district, the great gold camp of Colorado / bird's eye view by C.H. Amerine ; compliments of the Cripple Creek Sunday Herald.
14
United States--California--San Francisco. 1846
View of San Francisco, formerly Yerba Buena, in 1846-7 before the discovery of gold.
15
United States--Kansas. 1859.
Mitchell's sectional map of Kansas / compiled from the field notes in the Surveyor General's office by David T. Mitchell, U.S. surveyor and land agent, Lecompton, Kansas ; showing the U.S. survey up to 1859.
16
United States--Colorado. 1862
Map of Colorado Territory embracing the Central Gold Region / drawn by Frederick J. Ebert ; under direction of the Governor Wm. Gilpin.
17
United States. 1853, c1848.
Mitchell's new traveller's guide through the United States, showing the rail roads, canals, stage roads &c. with distances from place to place. Drawn and engraved by Ira S. Drake.




   

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