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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Can I strike it rich looking for gold in Alaska?

    Yes, you most certainly can. But it is not easy. This post is aimed specifically at the large number of new inquiries we are getting in Alaska due to...

    Started by Steve Herschbach‎, 03-15-2011 02:37 PM
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    alaska, gold, rich, strike
    • Replies: 26
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    02-11-2013, 08:32 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Essential Research Materials for Alaska

    The information that used to reside here has been updated and moved to a permanent location at Gold Prospecting Research Material for Alaska

    Started by Steve Herschbach‎, 11-14-2010 07:05 PM
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    alaska, essential, materials, research
    • Replies: 19
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    12-10-2012, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Gold Rush Shows - Offshore Dredging at Nome

    Note from AMDS - this thread has been pinned as a source of information for those calling, writing, and emailing AMDS seeking information on Nome due...

    Started by AK_Au_diver‎, 09-29-2011 08:48 AM
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    • Replies: 113
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    11-09-2012, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Introduction to Claim Staking

    It can be tough starting out with mining claims but nothing to be afraid of. You just need to study. We get the same questions so often I created a...

    Started by Steve Herschbach‎, 01-22-2011 09:35 AM
    claim, introduction, staking
    • Replies: 9
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    05-17-2012, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  1. Forum Closed - New Location - Thanks Everyone!

    I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the AMDS Forum. The forum will get trimmed down and archived for posterity so you will be able to...

    Started by Steve Herschbach‎, 04-07-2013 06:58 AM
    closed, location
    • Replies: 1
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    04-15-2013, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  2. Free Prospecting Books

    Hi, Google is scanning huge numbers of books, and many of the ones that are past copyright are available in full online for free. Here are three...

    Started by Steve Herschbach‎, 03-05-2010 04:23 PM
    books, free, prospecting
    • Replies: 1
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    04-15-2013, 02:40 PM Go to last post
  3. Summer Prospecting Plans - What are Yours!

    Well, as my article in the latest ICMJ Prospecting & Mining Journal relates my dredging plans are off for the summer. One door closes, others open,...

    Started by Steve Herschbach‎, 04-03-2013 06:53 AM
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    plans, prospecting
    • Replies: 11
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    04-07-2013, 04:06 AM Go to last post
  4. Taylor Hwy

    Just heard on the radio...all 162 miles of the Taylor Hwy are now open. Now if the ground was thawed!! :D Neal

    Started by AK Nugget‎, 04-05-2013 11:48 AM
    hwy, taylor
    • Replies: 5
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    04-06-2013, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  5. Boob Creek = Gold + Platinum!

    Boob Creek is located about 20 miles NW of Ophir. It is one of only a few Platinum deposits in Alaska. www.alaska-gold.com/boob/boob_2.jpg ...

    Started by geowizard‎, 03-29-2013 03:36 PM
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    boob, creek, gold, platinum
    • Replies: 33
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    04-05-2013, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  6. 6" dredge

    I am thinking about getting a Keene mini 6" dredge next year. It comes with a 1 13hp Honda engine and PHP500 pump or 2 6.5hp Honda engines and P180...

    Started by DavidRamey‎, 04-01-2013 01:00 PM
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    dredge
    • Replies: 27
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    04-05-2013, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  7. Headwaters

    The simplest solution I have found to finding good ground to prospect: Having little time/money to invest into prospecting to try finding a...

    Started by fineswme‎, 04-03-2013 11:50 AM
    headwaters
    • Replies: 5
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    04-04-2013, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  8. Throwing It Out There

    Some of you here on the forum may know I have been volunteering my time and building skills to a Christian Youth Missionary Organization based here...

    Started by fineswme‎, 04-04-2013 10:42 AM
    throwing
    • Replies: 0
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    04-04-2013, 10:42 AM Go to last post
  9. Trommel hopper design questions.

    Here are some pictures of a trommel I purchased last summer. Since then I have moved it to a heavy duty trailer. I have not used it, the guy I bought...

    Started by Agent_34‎, 04-10-2012 04:04 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 19
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    03-28-2013, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  10. Wash plant for mini-excavator

    There is an amazing array of mini excavators on the market, and many can be had for less than the cost of an 8" suction dredge. But there seems to...

    Started by Steve Herschbach‎, 03-26-2013 08:33 AM
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    • Replies: 49
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    03-28-2013, 09:20 AM Go to last post
  11. Dredging in a Bouler Patch

    I'll be working a boulder choked canyon this year and would like to hear any advice : The size of dredge you recommend as I'm planning to get a...

    Started by fineswme‎, 03-23-2013 10:30 AM
    4 Pages
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    bouler, dredging, patch
    • Replies: 31
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    03-27-2013, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  12. Wash plant fabrication

    I am flying to Washington on Saturday to meet with an engineer and draftsman about building a wash plant for me. I have some designs and ideas but...

    Started by GoldChops‎, 01-19-2012 11:41 AM
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    • Replies: 77
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    03-27-2013, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  13. trommel build

    Heres my build i started last yr. Objective is to go into the mining with fun & if gold permits,(profit) get alittle bigger and not have a debt...

    Started by carter‎, 11-03-2012 08:46 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 18
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    03-27-2013, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  14. Gan-So Digger

    In the process of purchasing a Gan-So Digger that I can tow behind 4 wheeler to claim's. Anybody have any experiance with this make or something...

    Started by Got the Bug‎, 03-22-2013 09:09 AM
    digger, ganso
    • Replies: 5
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    03-27-2013, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  15. JW's GRAVITY DREDGE

    This game of gold hunting , mining, fossicking, panning, sluicing, detecting, dredging etc & what ever else you might want to call it sometimes....

    Started by kiwijw‎, 02-24-2010 11:31 AM
    10 Pages
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    dredge, gravity
    • Replies: 96
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    03-27-2013, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  16. Sluice Box Design

    Hi, The Klondike Placer Miners Association commissioned what in my opinion is one of the best studies ever done on sluice box design. They...

    Started by Steve Herschbach‎, 03-12-2010 07:37 AM
    5 Pages
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    design, sluice
    • Replies: 45
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    03-27-2013, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  17. Huntin' Gold With Lanny

    A big thanks to all of the kind people on this forum that have welcomed me and my writings on this forum--I feel much appreciated and at home here....

    Started by Lanny‎, 12-17-2010 11:49 AM
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    gold, huntin, lanny
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    03-27-2013, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  18. Highbanker Pics: Part One

    Hi there Vance, Your wish is my command. Steve, you may wish to move this to a more suitable page or thread. But here goes. Ok.....where shall I...

    Started by kiwijw‎, 02-15-2010 04:13 PM
    5 Pages
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    highbanker, part, pics
    • Replies: 49
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    03-27-2013, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  19. Chicken Gold Camp/Chicken, Alaska

    Thanks for your introduction Steve on the metal detecting forum and suggestion to start this thread. As you said, we provide inexpensive access to...

    Started by chickengold‎, 03-10-2010 11:09 PM
    5 Pages
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    alaska, camp or chicken, chicken, gold
    • Replies: 43
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    03-27-2013, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  20. Tonsina district gold overview

    Here's a basic intro to Tonsina, Teikel and Tsina River drainages and just what gold is available. The south end of the Copper River Basin is the...

    Started by overtheedge‎, 01-12-2011 02:44 AM
    5 Pages
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    district, gold, overview, tonsina
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 12,827
    03-27-2013, 04:41 PM Go to last post

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