34 episodes

Welcome to On The Gold, a podcast created around education and practical application of gold prospecting and small-scale mining. I am your host Kevin Hoagland the Gold Prospectors Association of America Executive Director of Development. I invite you to join me as I share with you, my 50+ years of prospecting and mining experience. The goal of my guest and I is to help you become a better Prospector and Miner. We will cover, in detail the basics and the true art of prospecting and recovering gold. On The Gold offers you the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from industry leaders. I know that we can help you find more gold. I invite you to subscribe to the On The Gold podcast. And as always, I invite you to join me out there, On the Gold. 

On The Gold with GPAA'S Kevin Hoagland Kevin Hoagland

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Welcome to On The Gold, a podcast created around education and practical application of gold prospecting and small-scale mining. I am your host Kevin Hoagland the Gold Prospectors Association of America Executive Director of Development. I invite you to join me as I share with you, my 50+ years of prospecting and mining experience. The goal of my guest and I is to help you become a better Prospector and Miner. We will cover, in detail the basics and the true art of prospecting and recovering gold. On The Gold offers you the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from industry leaders. I know that we can help you find more gold. I invite you to subscribe to the On The Gold podcast. And as always, I invite you to join me out there, On the Gold. 

    2023 Gold Rush starting NOW.

    2023 Gold Rush starting NOW.

    Kevin and Kevin talk about the 2023 Gold Rush in all of the Western Mining States. What it is like now and the opportunities that massive rains storms, flooding, and a record snowpack are creating, and how to take advantage now and later on visual prospecting for the best gold recovery seen in over a decade.

    • 43 min
    Recognizing your real opportunities.

    Recognizing your real opportunities.

    There is a lot that goes into a Miners Recognizing real opportunities and not just in equipment. Looking at the ground with fresh eyes offers great opportunities that may be missed if a Prospector puts on the blinders and stays hype focused on only that ground in front of him. A Prospector looking for a spot to become a Miner starts with visual prospecting.

    • 49 min
    Is your comfort zone your rut?

    Is your comfort zone your rut?

    We all have a comfort zone, how we pan, sluice, or detect. It's time to think about the comfort zone and if it has become your rut and how to keep it from hindering your gold recovery. Expand the possibilities with practical ideas to keep you moving forward.

    • 41 min
    In the Kit

    In the Kit

    Kevin B asked me "What is the one tool in your kit that you will not leave home without?" This is beyond the normal things like pans and classifiers and digging tools. There are two must haves one is for detecting and the other, well I take it with me no matter what I am doing.

    • 20 min
    QT #3 Specfic or X-Over Detectors, Good idea or not the best of both worlds.

    QT #3 Specfic or X-Over Detectors, Good idea or not the best of both worlds.

    If you had asked me in 2004 if there was a good cross over detector for gold and CRT, I'd said no. Today not so much so. There are a few viable X-over detectors out there but make sure you are choosing what you need. DO not go detecting wondering if you made the right choices especially when your in the field. That is not the time to be questioning your detector.THIS IS A NEW Podcast. Sorry for the confusion in the episode numbering, Mr. zero and one's Producer had his zero and one sens...

    • 15 min
    Quick Tips #2 Factory preset or create custom programs

    Quick Tips #2 Factory preset or create custom programs

    Lots of questions about trusting factory presets over creating hunt programs from the start. I have some pretty strong opinions about this topic and I have seen a lot of new Detectorists make a few mistakes in setup over go with. Sorry for those of you that came back thinking this is another Podcast. The Mr. zero and one's Producer had his zero and one sensibility rattled that I changed the episode number to match the QT and not the layout. :-) He won.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

solid investor ,

Interesting, entertaining, informative

Love it, I hope to hear more from you guys. Great content and a quality presentation.

J. A. Q. ,

Excellent Podcast

Always informative, interesting, and fun. Hoping for some new ones as the podcast has been on hiatus for a bit.

KCBlue42 ,

Best information out there

Kevin and Kevin are so awsome and can teach you so much from firstimers to old timers they are very informative!!!

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