Mining 101: How to Guides

Casual use mining pays big and can be extremely lucrative if approached correctly. We’ve compiled all of our Mining guides and Tutorials in one place for you. Mining 101 covers everything from Safety, Gear and even Mining Law.

FindingThe old adage, “Gold is where you find it”, is as true today as it has been in history. Knowledge is Power. Knowing how and where gold has formed in the past will give you a critical edge in finding gold in the future. Here we give you some basics on how to find gold.  We will also cover placer claims vs lode claims (there are advantages to both).

workingIn these guides we cover the mining basics. Things that every new claim owner should know before they start mining. Helping you to get the most out of your claim. Being prepared makes for success on your claim. Expect topics from how to high grade gold ore to how to determining the v
alue of further development. We have been there and done that and we pass that information on to you!

SafetyThousands of Abandoned Mines are found throughout the western United States. These can be safe, stable money makers, or death traps for the unprepared. Its more than just grabbing a flashlight and heading into a hole. Make sure you make it out to spend your new found gold! Gold Rush Expeditions explores thousands of mines each year with a 100% safety rating dating back to 1994. We have partnered with the Mining Safety and Training Authority to give you some guidelines to follow!


lawThis section covers everything legal about mining claims and mining law. Annual Assessments, Notice of Intent and Plan of Operations paperwork are all covered here. Our crack legal team, headed by Russell D. Hartill, provides  accurate and concise answers to some frequently asked questions. Mr. Hartill is a member of the Society of Mining Law Antiquarians and an alumni of the Colorado School of Mines.

We are always looking for new topics to cover. If you have suggestions send us a message. We would love to hear from you.