Gold Fever and the Art of Panning and Sluicing

Gold Fever and the Art of Panning and Sluicing, cover
Adoption Amount: $250
Category: Build and Access the Collection
Location: National Museum of Natural History Library

Gold fever and the art of panning and sluicing

By Lois M. DeLorenzo. Pico Rivera, CA: Gem Guides Book Co, 1978.

Lois DeLorenzo gets down and dirty when explaining how to search for gold in the wilderness of North America. Her text and detailed drawings include information on how to assess whether an area is likely to contain gold deposits and how to build the tools necessary for panning and sluicing. DeLorenzo lists the materials needed and provides instructions for building various handmade prospecting tools, and demonstrates via her illustrations the best ways to use each tool. This unique bound paperback is from the Minerals Library at the National Museum of Natural History.

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