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Christmas is fast approaching.
Time to start
stocking up on
Treasure Hunting, Gold Prospecting, Ghost Town Hunting Adventure Gifts for your
Stories, Maps, Books...
Christmas is only...
Check Out our New Online Catalog!
Click on a book...
...to take a closer look
These are just a few of our many titles
for your gold prospecting,
ghost town hunting,
and treasure hunting needs
Books make great gifts!
They can start
anyone on the great
Hobby of Treasure
Hunting, Gold Prospecting, Ghost Town Hunting and Metal Detecting!
You can earn
and check out our
just for making a purchase.
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Statements and Policies
Don't know what to get that Treasure
Hunter, Gold Prospector, Ghost Town Hunter, or Metal Detector?
and let them choose
whatever they want!
Do you like to prospecting for gold, metal detecting
for coins, hunting ghost towns, or other treasure hunting hobbies?
hobby is under assault!
Don't just sit back and let some paper-pushing
bureaucrat with an environmentalist agenda close down yet another area...your
area...to your hobby.
can you do?
Winter is a great time to start Researching your next
Aerial Photos can be
a great help to
researching where to hunt.
And no matter what your passion is...
Rocks & Gems..........
...........Gold & Silver
Fossils & Shells..........
..........Coins & Relics
Ghost Towns & Near Ghost Towns
Or just plain Good Times with Friends &
now is the time
to plan and research your next
Treasure Hunting, Gold Prospecting, Ghost
Town Hunting, or Metal Detecting Adventure.
Treasure, Prospect for Gold, Explore Ghost Towns, and use a Metal Detector to
find Relics, Coins, and Other Treasures?
Lost Treasure Stories
good websites and good info.
Clubs & Other Great Sites
Environmental Extremist Organizations
What is the "Spot
at the indicated point on
Click the Picture for the Answer
Click to Enlarge Picture
Contour lines are those seemingly endless squiggly brown lines on the map
picture. Each of these lines is drawn on an exact elevation on that "terrain
feature." The distance between the lines are a presentation of the vertical
between the lines. The vertical distance between the lines is the "contour
interval." In our example, the contour interval is 40 feet, which means that
between each of those brown lines on the map to the one next to it is an
elevation change of 40 feet. But, is it 40 feet up or down? We will get more
into this later.