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Stake Your Claim! Finding Gold in the United States: A Step-by-Step Guide


So, you're ready to find some gold! What happens after that? This book will tell you exactly how to stake a mining claim, file it, and keep it. Third Edition, 100-page paperback, 8.5" x 11".

Stake Your Claim!Finding Gold in the United States:A Step-by-Step GuideTable of Contents

Introduction3
Mining Claims5
What is a Valuable Mineral?
Types of Mining Claims
How Many Claims Can You Locate?
Mining Claim Size
Use of Mining Claims
Gold11
Why Is It So Special?
Past & Present
Gold Prices, Production and Economics
Is there any Gold Left?
The Geology of Gold19
Basic Geology
Formation of Gold Deposits
How and Where to Find Gold in the U.S.25
Gold in the United States
In Rivers and Streams
Finding Land Open to Mining33
Public Land States
Public Land Statistics
Gold Mining Equipment37
Lode Deposits
Placer Deposits
Types of Placer Mining
The National Mapping System41
Researching Mining Claims47
Locating Mining Claims51
Placer Claims
Lode Claims
Recording Mining Claims55
Keeping Your Claim57
Buying, Selling, and Leasing Mining Claims59
Selling Your Gold61
Weight Equivalents
Buyers of Gold
Gold Prices
Step By Step Instructions65
Appendixes:
Federal and State Agencies67
Additional Resources73
Resources of U.S. Gold Locations83
The Ancient River of Gold - Ordering Information99