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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, 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 Kevin Hoagland Kevin Hoagland

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 13 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, 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.

    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 sensibility rattled that I changed the episode number to match the QT and not the layout. :-) He won.   

    • 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
    Heading back to Alaska - This time with great friends

    Heading back to Alaska - This time with great friends

    Heading back to Alaska with Professional Prospectors Chris Ralph and my Producer Kevin Bell. Join us as we sit down with Kib Canyon, owner & operator of Gold King Creek Alaska Mine and Adventures for a long but informative podcast. 
    You can also watch the Webcast on the Gold Trails YouTube channel at goldtrailstv.  If you haven't been to Alaska give it some thought and join Chris, Kevin, and I for 2 weeks in the middle of nowhere where the gold is plentiful but you still have to work for the shinny in the pan. 
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/GoldTrailsTV/videos 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    OTG Quick Tips #1 - Eliusive Detector Signals Audio and VDI

    OTG Quick Tips #1 - Eliusive Detector Signals Audio and VDI

    Hey Prospectors,  
    It's been a while. Over the last few months, we have received a huge amount of great email questions about everything. KB and I decided to take a lot of these and turn as many of these as we can into short-format Podcasts to help you become a better Prospector and Miner.  This quick tip talks about those elusive detector signals that May be either VDI or Audio and why is it is important not to trust just one or the other. 
    If you would like to watch the Webcast it will be available after 1/12/2021 on the Gold Trails TV YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5_w1T9VRTnF88GDGGJQBgA 
    Please like, subscribe, and ring that bell. There will be a lot of visual tips on the Webcast.  

    • 7 min
    Compartmentalizing & Confidence = Gold measured by, $ per yard over specks in a pan.

    Compartmentalizing & Confidence = Gold measured by, $ per yard over specks in a pan.

    Over four decades ago I stood on a ridge overlooking a huge Desert and suddenly felt overwhelmed. I had only been out a few times on my own and honestly, they were not the most successful trips I had made. 
    I decided to create a box in my mind's eye with compartments and each compartment was a step to the end goal of mining all the while building confidence. These steps have saved me hundreds if not thousands of hours aimlessly wandering looking for gold, over getting on the gold with less effort. 
    Today the box is a spreadsheet and before going from one the next, it has to be checked off and complete. 
    There is a sense of pure accomplishment when you work a plan and it ends in not just gold but really really good gold measured in dollars per yard over specks in a pan. 

    • 46 min

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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