Prospecting is the act of searching for valuable metals in either bearing veins, or placer gravels, which have been eroded from the original vein in which they were formed. If sufficient amounts are found via prospecting, then mining can begin to extract them.
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Alluvial Gold Prospectors Australia
Online recreational gold prospecting and fossicking forum. Registration required to participate.
DocCopper's Gold Prospecting
Information, links and books for the recreational gold prospector.
Exploring for Copper Deposits
Explains the basic prospecting fundamentals needed to identify a viable copper deposit.
Gold Getter News
Learn about prospecting. Includes detailed information and video clips on various techniques used in the recovery of gold.
Gold Miners HQ
Directory of information about publications, equipment, clubs, and properties for sale.
ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal
Covers dredging, mining, metal detecting, prospecting for gold. Published monthly since 1931.
Lists junior mining companies, both public and private. Also contractors, drillers, associations and clubs. Has a classified ad section for mining equipment and properties.
Prospecting: The Search for New Gold
Blog providing information, discussions and opinions relating to gold and other valuable minerals. The theme is focused on commercial and recreational prospecting, exploration, mining and investing in mineral commodities.
Serves the construction, environmental, and mining industries. Provides geologic services include geochemical and soil gas surveys, field mapping, digital cartography, wireline borehole logging, groundwater investigations, GIS and database construction.