I chose this book to feature this week because the part at the back on shoreline grades, contours, classification, trenches etc. were what I had needed to learn for many years. The first season I began concentrating entirely on hunting the “marl”–my
finds really took off. At one point I did 4 1/2 ounces of gold (see pic) in four weeks. Most of the books of mine that interest people are machine specific so I feel a need to promote this one because it’s about the important question of “where”. When you understand your shorelines thoroughly–half the work of finding gold is done. The book also contains lot of solid, proven effective principles and methods for the beach and inland gold hunter.
The Gold Jewelry Hunter’s Handbook:
Finding Lost Gold at Beach, Park and Shoreline Metal Detecting Sites
By Clive James Clynick
Clive James Clynick is the author of 15 previous treasure hunting “how-to” books and numerous articles. In this detailed and informative book he draws upon his 30-plus years of detecting experience to create this unique guide to hunting specifically for gold jewelry with a metal detector at beach, park and shoreline sites. Topics include:
Selecting a Gold-Hunting Detector.
Gold in Your Neighborhood.
Understanding How and Where Gold is Lost.
Recognizing Gold Signals with any Detector.
Accuracy and Skill Building.
Managing Junk by way of Selectivity.
Time Usage and On-site Course Correction.
Understanding Shoreline Grades and Contours.
Getting in at the Edge with Waders.
Advanced Beach, Park and Shoreline Site Analysis.
…and much more.
Well, I went ahead and purchased the book The Gold Jewelry Hunter’s Handbook, by Clive J. Clynick and am really glad I did !
It’s a 100 page, 8.5 x 5.5 softbound and is ordered directly from Home | Clive’s Gold Page for $16.95 + Shipping (US) $4.00 / International $7.50.
I have two of Clive’s other books, but IMHO this is one of his best works on finding Gold Jewelry. Now on my third reading and gleaning lots of helpful information !
The first 45 pages deal mainly with Inland hunting, which is my primary interest. After that, water hunting is addressed in great detail, including a good number of drawings showing various bottom contours and how to identify and hunt these situations.
In addition, there are several Diagrams to help explain certain points, a Conductivity of Metals summary, Resources listings and more.
This is one of those “must have” books for Gold Jewelry hunters.
Happy Hunting !