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A FIELD TEST: NOKTA AU GOLD FINDER

A FIELD TEST: NOKTA AU GOLD FINDER

Versatility and precision at a higher frequency

When any company enters a crowded product space with a new product to compete with well-established brands, I always ask questions. I have to know if the new product is at least as good as the top dog or better. Does it really work? Does it meet a need? And, is it competitively priced? I have to say that, in this case, Nokta did the research. Their engineers took the time to ask questions of metal detectorists around the world and set out to create a high frequency analog VLF detector that meets their needs—the Nokta AU Gold Finder. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016   •   Views: (8084)

Agency pushes for gold prospecting restrictions

Agency pushes for gold prospecting restrictions

California State Parks seeks hands-and-pans-only rule on American River

Small-scale miners in California’s Mother Lode are watching history repeat itself as California State Parks tries to implement a hands-and-pans-only rule along the American River in Auburn, Calif.—again. “We’ve been through this rodeo before,” said Gold Prospectors Association of America River City Prospectors President Jim Hutchings, adding that the last time the state parks attempted this ban on other prospecting practices within the Auburn State Recreation Area, the gold miners crashed the parks’ system because it was so inundated with responses in protest.

Monday, October 10, 2016   •   Views: (8664)

The GPAA Gold & Treasure Show in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 8-9

The GPAA Gold & Treasure Show in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 8-9

Open to the public at The Fairgrounds Nashville.

The first of the three eastern U.S. GPAA Gold & Treasure Shows kicks off tomorrow at The Fairgrounds Nashville in Nashville, Tenn., at 10a.m.

Friday, October 7, 2016   •   Views: (5526)

Let the gold times roll!

Let the gold times roll!

GPAA Gold & Treasure Show in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 8-9

There’s no better place to catch gold fever than at the GPAA Gold Panning Zone at the GPAA Gold & Treasure Show in Nashville, Tenn., this weekend where you, your family and friends can pan for real gold!

Thursday, October 6, 2016   •   Views: (3545)

Young prospector’s wish granted

Young prospector’s wish granted

Nine-year-old Evan Valentino finds gold nugget at LDMA Camp

A prospector’s biggest wish is to find a shiny, gold nugget staring up at him from the earth. In mid-July, nine-year-old Evan Valentino’s wish was granted in multiple ways. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Valentino, who has been battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma since October 2014, got to hold a nugget in his hand—a nugget that he found with the help of “Frying Pan” Frank Powell and Gold Prospecting Adventures, LLC.

Monday, October 3, 2016   •   Views: (10560)

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