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2011 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit April 23 and 24
2011 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit April 23 and 24

The price of gold recently hit an all-time high at $1,476 per ounce! Throw in a popular reality show called “Gold Rush Alaska” – currently the most popular show on the Discovery Channel – and the stage is set for the next Gold Rush!

We’ve received hundreds of calls from would-be prospectors looking for answers, and from small-scale miners looking to expand their operations. As a result, we’ve put together our first ever Gold Prospecting & Mining Summit in the heart of California’s Mother Lode.

The 2011 GOLD PROSPECTING & MINING SUMMIT, hosted by ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal, is being held today and tomorrow at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. The event features over 60 booths showcasing the latest in gold prospecting and mining equipment, and instruction from our writers and experts on HOW TO FIND AND RECOVER GOLD.

TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE:

* How to Locate a Promising Location

* Mineral Identification

* Gold & Precious Metals Markets

* Basic Gold Prospecting Techniques

* Gold Deposits in Tertiary River Gravels

* Using a Detector to Find Gold

* Staking and Holding Mining Claims

* Current Regulations

* Gold in California & Nevada

Sat/Sun: 10am to 4pm. Cost is $5 at the door; children under 12 are free!  More information is available online at www.icmj.com or by calling (831) 479-1500.

Other activities include an open Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning, 11am – 2pm, on the Main Lawn. This event is free and is hosted by Bayside Church of Placerville. Also, the El Dorado County Fairgrounds Speedway will be hosting races on Saturday evening.

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