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About Scott Astle

Founding member of Prospecting Adventures, Senior Consultant for Alberta Gold Mining & Exploration. Owner of of Kinuso Hotel and Jack Pine Mine (placer gold lease) in Alberta, Canada.

Our Prospecting-Related Retailer & Services Sponsors

With Our Prospecting Related Sponsors Help As we get into our beta-launch and testing the various functions of our website operations and services; We can not say THANK YOU, enough, to our various sponsors!  Without their participation and contributions, none of this would be possible! We do our best to have added-value packaged

By |2018-11-14T17:57:24+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: News, Sponsors|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Nova Scotia – Environment Minister Wants Info on Impacts of Proposed Gold Mine

Nova Scotia - Minister Wants More Info on Impacts of Proposed Gold Mine (via Frances Willick · CBC News)  Nova Scotia's environment minister has told the company behind a proposed gold mine on the Eastern Shore she needs more information to make a decision on whether to approve or reject the project. Toronto-based Anaconda Mining

By |2018-09-21T02:56:19+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Gold Mines, Mining, News, Nova Scotia|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Introduction To Gold Panning

Introduction To Gold Panning What is Gold Panning? Gold panning, or simply panning, is a form of placer mining and traditional mining that extracts gold from a placer deposit using a pan. The process is one of the simplest ways to extract gold, and is popular with geology enthusiasts especially because of its

Estimating Remaining Daylight By Using Your Hand

Estimating Remaining Daylight By Using Your Hand If you're out in the unforgiving wilderness (or just want to get home before dark), you can easily estimate how long until the sun sets using your fingers. All you need to do is extend your arm fully and count the number of finger widths between

By |2018-09-29T05:44:09+00:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Prospecting, Survival, Techniques, Tutorials, Wilderness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rivers – Skim-Bars – Placer Gold Deposits

Rivers - Skim-Bars - Placer Gold Deposits One of the most notable things about Skim-Bar Placer gold Deposits is that they form on the top surface of gravel bars, as opposed to coarser gold, where the weight of the gold particles allows the gold to settle down on or near bedrock.  This means you are

A Big Welcome to Gold Prospectors & Miners

A good old fashion Welcome & Greetings to Prospectors & Miners from around the globe! Our migration to a brand new website, from our regular Facebook Discussion group;  Prospecting Adventures was born out of necessity. While social networks are a great tool, and a handy place to have light discussions, they do have

By |2018-09-21T01:27:05+00:00September 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Responsible Prospecting & Good Environmental Stewardship

Responsible, Gold, Prospecting, Environmental, Stewardship is very important. With prospecting activity in any region , we would like to remind all those prospecting in various goldfields and districts to be Good Environmental Stewards in all of their prospecting activities. Myself, as an Alberta permit-holding prospector and commercial MAIM exploration company, we have responsibility to

By |2018-09-21T01:23:00+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Equipment, News, Prospecting, Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The New Gold Rush – Deep Sea Mining

The New Gold Rush - Deep Sea Mining Closer than the moon, yet less well-mapped than Mars, the Earth’s seafloor remote habitat has caught the attention of humans, who are lining up to begin mining the bottom of the deep blue sea. As technology and infrastructure drive the demand for minerals, and terrestrial resources

By |2018-09-29T05:26:58+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Deep Sea Mining, Environment, Minerals, Precious Metals|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Buritica Gold Mine – Three killed in Colombia Attack

Continental Gold's Buritica Mine - Three killed in Colombia Attack Sept 20 (via Reuters) - Canadian miner Continental Gold said on Thursday three of its geologists were killed in Colombia's northern Antioquia province in an armed attack attributed to dissident members of a former rebel group. Three others were also injured in the

By |2018-09-21T02:34:32+00:00September 18th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments