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Welcome to On The Gold, a podcast created around education and practical application of gold prospecting and small scale mining. I am your host Kevin Hoagland, and I invite you to join me as I share with you, my 50+ years of prospecting and mining experience. My one goal is for my guests and I to help you become a better prospector, we are committed to helping you find more gold. My guests and I will cover, in detail the basics of understanding gold geology, the methods, and the true art of ...
 
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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 co…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 prospecto…
 
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 re…
 
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