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Gold rush - chercher d'or aux USA


Gold digger your gold panning equipment made up of American sections ...
A pan with a flat bottom.

The activity of the gold digger is gold panning. A gold digger is a gold miner.
Gold panning makes it possible to find gold of course but also heavy minerals and allows to sort sands or gravels.
Always to do your gold panning research you use gold panning
shifts for gold of course but also for heavy minerals.
For gold panning Estwing rather uses the term "pan American" which is a pan with a flat bottom.

During your gold panning you may needhammers and pickaxesorhammers and chisels.

Go to the recreational part with family gold panning
The American Estwing panels are made of plastic or metal.
For Estwing and NON Estwing Pans, Pans, Sieves, Accessories, pipettes ... You can find some on
gold panning equipment

Les quatres bâtée avec riffles Estwing
Les riffles pour retenir l'or sur une bâtée
Les riffles pour retenir l'or sur une bâtée
Bâtée Estwing

Four American pack sizes 25.30, 35, and 40 cm, the "stairs" called   riffles help retain gold

Bâtée Estwing métal
Riffles sur la batée métal
Chercheur d'or avec une batée métallique Estwing

There are also 4 models of metal pan. The metal saddles have only three riffles ... Three embossing on the metal.

Batées Estwing en plastique
Batée Estwing en métal
l'orpaillage en famille

You are or wish to become a gold digger : I present to you an association: Goldline Orpaillage
An association at the service of artisanal miners looking for information and advice. This association tries to highlight good practices for ethical gold panning and presents regulations so that the state considers gold miners at their fair value and that gold miners respect these measures. This site is there, above all, to be of service to amateur gold diggers.

Amateur gold panning with the family

Amateur gold panning in the river is really a nice hobby ... often practiced with the family or young and old alike.

There are gold-bearing rivers in several regions of mainland France including the Armorican Massif , Normandy , the Massif Central , the Pyrenees , the Alps and eastern France.

Gold is found in placers, which are gravel beaches, located in rivers and containing concentrations of gold. In these placers native gold is found in more or less large particles (flakes or nuggets) mixed with the sand of rivers and which come from the disintegration of veins. Gold is also found in pots which are rock crevices at the bottom of the bed.

The rich regions are the Gard and Ariège departments, which have placers of beaches and pots. The content in the ranges is from 0.2 decigrams to 4 grams per cubic meter. In pots the average content is 10 grams per cubic meter.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Bâtées et pans d'orpaillage autour du monde

Shackles and panning for gold from different countries around the world.

History of gold in France

- The exploitation of gold in France undoubtedly dates back to the Neolithic era, probably in the form of gold panning in the sands of rivers.
- The first vestiges of mining date from the Gallic period (400 BC). These ancient operations involved veins of free-gold quartz, easy to extract by simple grinding. This mining activity seems to have continued until the end of the Roman Empire, when it seems to be extinguished.
- It was not until 1776 to witness the first attempt to exploit a gold-bearing quartz vein at La Gardette. This first attempt ended in failure (in 1788) because of the excessive irregularity of the gold contents.

- The first gold exploration concession will be that of Pontvieux (Puy-de-Dôme) from 1847 to 1925.

- In 1896, gold was discovered in sulphurous iron and copper ores from mines in the Salsigne (Aude) region, however this discovery had no impact in mining circles.

-It was not until 1903 and the discovery of gold in the antimony ore of the mines of La Lucette, near Laval to witness the unprecedented development of prospecting and mining work on the gold veins of our country,

-In 1905, the Société des Mines de La Bellière (Maine-et-Loire) and the Société des Mines d'Or du Châtelet (Creuse) put their deposits into operation while at the same time there was a real rush in Limousin gold on deposits in the region of Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, the Monts d'Ambazac and Saint-Goussaud (Haute-Vienne).

In 1908, the Salsigne mine (Aude) entered the production phase.

In 1912, the country's total production reached 3,000 kg of gold. The war of 1914 suddenly interrupted this progression.

After the 1914 war, the Limousin deposits recognized in 1905 were exploited at Chéni, Nouzilléras, Beaune, La Fagassière, Champvert and La Petite-Faye (Creuse).

From 1935, production gradually decreased until 1955, when only the Salsigne mine remained in operation. Low gold prices and the exhaustion of certain deposits are causing the closure of other mines.

In 1975, the sudden rise in gold prices revived mining exploration on gold deposits.

As the mines ran out and in 1991, gold prices collapsed again, gradually stopping the mines. The last operated mine closed in 2004.

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Since 2011 and even now companies are interested in certain mines, in particular in the hollow ...

Discover an article on " where to find amateur gold in France ."

Gold panning and its problems.  
Visit us on (photos and text depth) on policy issues, societal and environmental gold mining.

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Gold panning in France is rather reserved for amateurs because industrial operations are hardly profitable.
On the other hand in Guyana, although often the operation is carried out with limited means in terms of material, it allows significant gold extraction.

In Guyana, gold is the second economic sector ... of the territory after space.
In Guyana, the precious metal employs around 100 people, spread across around 30 legal companies with operating permits (with ecological requirements). They extract a ton and a half of gold a year,

On the territory of Guyana there are also illegal gold miners ... often coming from Brazil and Surinam ... but not only !!!

This gold rush is exploited by companies respecting ecological standards ... and illegal ones. !!!
Authorized companies have not used mercury since 2006, water management is done in a closed circuit, they have the obligation to re-vegetate ... And each trader must fill in a police book, ... many constraints which are expensive but ecological in this vegetable paradise.
On the other hand, the activity of illegal gold miners is subject to the sole law of short-term profit and causes colossal damage to the environment and society.
- Rivers and forests condemned by illegal gold activity.
- The mercury used to amalgamate gold is a dangerous pollutant and a powerful neurotoxicant easily assimilated by the entire food chain (and ultimately humans).
One kilogram of illegal gold to be released into the wild 1.3 kilograms of mercury.
- Illegal gold often brings real channels of illegal immigration, the development of networks of prostitution and trafficking (weapons and drugs).

- And of course Illegal gold affects the prospects for economic growth and sustainable development of the territory.

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The French government is making efforts to eradicate the illegals ... no doubt also to calm social movements !!!

The government also has a major project (supported by E. Macron) to operate "the largest gold mine ever in France" located between two biological reserves. The "Montagne d'or" project which should see the light of day in 2018.

The operation of a "great gold mine"
- Uses a lot of water (which must be reprocessed) which is withdrawn from farms.
- Will certainly have considerable consequences on the ecosystem ... (road construction and energy supply).
- Management of inert waste (400 Million cubic meter) and heavy metals often not used ... as well as chemical pollutants used for extraction.

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L'orpaillage et ses problèmes

Use of gold in industry.

Gold has multiple properties that make it an extremely popular metal. It is conductive, stainless and very ductile. Very easy to work, it can be transformed into wire, finely pressed into sheets, mixed with other metals to form alloys, melted and sculpted into an infinite number of shapes. So its main uses are as follows:

- Financial gold; coins and ingots in 2011: 1,504.6 tonnes

Rare, precious, durable and easy to transport and to divide into smaller units, Gold has acquired over the course of history the status of reserve and exchange currency.

- Jewelery store in 2011: 1973.9 tonnes.
Since pure gold is too flexible to be used as it is, jewelers integrate it with alloys of copper, silver or platinum to increase its hardness and durability.
- Electronics in 2011: 319.9 tonnes.
It is especially appreciated for its electrical conductivity. Almost all electronic components contain a small amount of gold

- Dentistry in 2011: 43.4 tonnes
Gold is a chemically inert, hypoallergenic and easy to handle metal.

- Medicine

Gold has some applications in medicine. It is used in particular for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and certain cancers.

- Aeronautics
If you are investing billions of dollars in a space vehicle, then obviously you absolutely need ultra-reliable materials. Gold meets this need perfectly.

- Glassware

Small amounts of gold are used in the manufacture of special glasses, such as those found on the facades of modern buildings.
- Gold leaves
The great malleability of gold allows it to be pressed into sheets one micron thick. These gold leaves are used to cover very irregular surfaces, such as picture frames, moldings or precious furniture or even buildings (especially religious). .

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