Various videos and articles about how to do various things regarding gold panning, gold mining, paydirt, metal detecting and more.

dowse for gold

Dowse for gold – $50000 cash reward

Dowse for gold - $50,000 reward You say you can dowse for gold! Ok, lets reward you with $50,000 and the chance to locate pockets of gold at a famous gold mine Heres how it works You will pay your own expenses to get to the mine where the test will be conducted. You will fly to Fresno CA and then its 1.5 hours drive north. There are hotels in Mariposa. If you successfully complete the tests with 80% accuracy or higher you will get the $50,000 and ALL your expenses reimbursed AND get the chance to find unknown pockets of gold at the mine and receive a percentage of the proceeds of the gold found. #1) First test - a 50 gram natural gold nugget will be placed in an airtight, foam filled black box. There will be...

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Gold purity

Karat Gold or Gold Purity – Whats the difference

Karat Gold or Gold Purity Karat gold - what does 14 karat, or 14k mean? How is karat gold different from gold purity? I get asked these questions quite often and thought I may as well just write this article so you could read and share it with your friends. Lets start with Karats and what they are, 24 karat is 99.9 pure gold and means that something that is stamped 24k would be just that 99.9% pure, HOWEVER its very seldom you will see something stamped as 24k, you will more likely see 99.9 and it will typically be on a gold coin or bar. 99.9 or 24k gold is generally too soft for jewelry and not often used in the United States for gold jewelry. They way to understand what 10k, 14k, 18k and 22k...

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Specific gravity test for gold

Specific gravity Test for Gold and Quartz Specimens: Figure out how much gold is in a quartz gold specimen. The simplest way to test specific gravity is weigh the quartz gold specimen in "air" and multiply the weight by 1.9.  Then weigh the quartz gold specimen fully submerged in "distilled water" and multiply that weight by 3.1. Minus the wet figure from the dry figure and you will get a fairly accurate specific gravity for that specimen!!  You can then approximate how much pure gold is in the piece by using the numbers above. (this formula assumes relatively pure quartz with no pyrites or other country rock attached and 85% pure gold in the specimen) The way I do the test is to place my regular old digital scale on the backs of 2 chairs so...

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weighing gold

Weighing Gold

Weighing Gold So how do all these terms affect you as a gold seller or a gold buyer? What will your gold buyer tell you and why?  A troy ounce is heavier than a regular ounce. Troy weights are used to weigh all precious metals. A Troy ounce = 31.1 grams and a regular ounce = 28.3 grams. The following list breaks it all down for you 1 Troy ounce = 31.1 grams 1 Troy ounce = 20 pennyweight (or dwt) 1 pennyweight = 1.55 grams 1 gram = 0.645 pennyweight 1 pennyweight = 24 grains 480 grains = 1 Troy ounce All of the terms above may be mentioned when you're talking about gold. The most common, however, are grams and pennyweight. You will want to be clear for yourself what the gold buyer is talking about when you're discussing the weight of your items, and what...

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Buy gold nuggets online

Buy Gold Nuggets Online – Learn How

Buy Gold Nuggets Online - Learn How Buy gold nuggets online - One of the things that people ask me is "How do I buy gold nuggets online and make sure that im getting the real deal"? I created this page to give you a few tips and things to watch for when you are buying gold nuggets online or raw gold online, it will also help you when you are buying gold nuggets in person. Gold nuggets are of course semi rare, they are considered to be native metal and the rarer form of gold that is found. The geology experts believe that only 5% of the earths gold has ever been mined and of that 5% only 5% of 5% is in the form of visible, native metallic gold. A vast majority of the gold that...

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