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On The Gold Prospecting 2 Mining with Kevin Hoagland
47 minutes | 5 months ago
Compartmentalizing & Confidence = Gold measured by, $ per yard over specks in a pan.
Over four decades ago I stood on a ridge overlooking a huge Desert and suddenly felt overwhelmed. I had only been out a few times on my own and honestly, they were not the most successful trips I had made. I decided to create a box in my mind's eye with compartments and each compartment was a step to the end goal of mining all the while building confidence. These steps have saved me hundreds if not thousands of hours aimlessly wandering looking for gold, over getting on the gold with less effort. Today the box is a spreadsheet and before going from one the next, it has to be checked off and complete. There is a sense of pure accomplishment when you work a plan and it ends in not just gold but really really good gold measured in dollars per yard over specks in a pan.
23 minutes | 7 months ago
But the golds supposed to be here, right here.
Putting the puzzle pieces where they need to go is a prospector's life. And sometimes you have to chase that one piece that got stuck in the box or fell on the floor to finish what you started and see the even bigger picture.Rules of Thumb revisited with a fairly new prospector that almost walked away from a 7gm pocket cause the gold was not where it was supposed to be. And now that he knows where to not look, he's finding more gold. S2:E7
29 minutes | 7 months ago
Paydirt Payoff with Prospecting
What prompted this podcast is that I'm often asked if I believe in paydirt, and yes I do. I occasionally get in the mood for a bag or two and it all adds up. Sometimes in only fluctuating my cost per ounce up. When that happens, I mine. For decades I have kept expenses vs.return logs. These logs have helped (and sometimes driven) me to be a better Prospector and Miner. I'ts works for me, hopefully you will use some of the processes I share to lower your overall cost per ounce, even when buying paydirt. My gold cost today 5/2/2020 average is $351.00 per troy ounce, what's your gold cost? S2:E6
45 minutes | 7 months ago
Thank you for NOT Prospecting
Kevin Bell gives a big "Thank You" to a prospector for not prospecting and leaving some of the best gold that they have found on their Thursday Mining Day under his tailings. Of course, this leads to training about trending, $$$ per yard, visual prospecting above and below the ground level and the failings of us old-timers for letting new prospectors follow some of the rules of thumb. S2: E5
25 minutes | 8 months ago
The other side of 300, Prospecting outside of California’s buffer zone.
In December 2019 Kevin and I shared the prospecting that you could do within the 300-foot buffer in selected California waterways. This time we open up the rest of the land with the opportunities awaiting all prospectors at 301 feet. Along with offering tips on maximizing your gold recovery when and where drawing water is not the best option for recovery.
34 minutes | 8 months ago
Covid-19 Distance, not Isolation. A positive mental outlook is as important as washing your hands.
Isolation and separatism is not healthy for either your overall physical or mental health. Kevin and I discuss the standards for physical protection along with not shutting yourself in your house and shutting out the world around you. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended for mental health: Only check the news once or twice daily. A very powerful statement and one that should not be dismissed. Get out, prospect practice social distance not isolation.
45 minutes | 8 months ago
New equipment and some old friends at the GPAA Gold & Treasure Shows.
The first 3 GPAA Gold & Treasure Shows were a great opportunity to introduce show goers to some new equipment and some equipment that has come back onto the market for prospecting. Kevin Bell and I talk in depth about new and old gear designed to help you find and recover more gold.
25 minutes | 8 months ago
After a move of the studio and the Human (me) we are back up and running with new equipment, dedicated connection and server access. Thank you to the over 5000 listeners to On the Gold for your patience and more importantly your support. Let's kick season 2 into high gear.
25 minutes | a year ago
This new Detector is a piece of %#*@ - Listener questions and comments
With the new email addresses pending KB and I invited listeners to send in their questions and comments. The response to the invitation generated a lot of questions and one very frustrated new to detecting, Detectorist. I cover my thoughts on his detector and what I believe may be the problem and answer a couple of other great questions from prospectors about recovery methods and detecting soreness and fatigue. Plus a special announcement about the future plans of the On The Gold podcast.
18 minutes | a year ago
Thank you to everyone for tuning into the On The Gold Podcast!
Over the last four months, the On The Gold Podcast has grown faster than I ever expected. The listeners and subscribers have far exceeded what I even conservatively estimated and for that, I say Thank You.2020 Will be the Year of the Prospector. KB and I drop a couple of hints as to what to expect. We have two more Podcasts to see 2019 out and bring 2020 in then it is time to buckle up. Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas with family and friends. I'll be heading out early for my yearly Christmas day prospecting adventure. Looking for another Christmas Nugget to add to the poke.
31 minutes | a year ago
Conversation with Dominic Ricci - LDMA 2020
I spent a week in the GPAA-LDMA office and around all of our extremely busy schedules,i cornered Dominic to talk "what's Up 2020" within the LDMA. Lot of outings, hunts and just all around great prospecting and fun for EVERYONE.
21 minutes | a year ago
5N5 Production Panning
Production Panning is about using specialized gold pans that allow you to move great amounts of material in a quick efficient manner creating more concentrates in less time. Gold is forced downward and trapped in a closed system where it is virtually impossible to lose. This 5N5 is not really structured, more of a conversation where I hit the record button and let it go where it wanted.
15 minutes | a year ago
California Gold - Yes, you can still prospect and recover gold in California
Many people believe that the moratorium on dredging in California has all but stopped prospecting in the state. This is just not true. There are a number of different methods of recovering gold at and around the state's waterways that are efficient and productive. I sat down with CA GPAA State Director Kevin Bell and discussed a few options for getting on the gold. This is a two-part series in part 1 we talk about Production Panning, Sluicing and using a Rocker Box in the stream to the 300-foot line set forth by the state for mechanized and motorized equipment. In part 2 it is everything past the 300 foot boundery.
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