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Don't worry folks there is plenty of Gold and Treasures to go around. On this page are some facts that will give you a much better understanding of the wealth that awaits you. This is some of the knowledge I learned when I was much younger, it opened my eyes to the possibilities of what's out there. I love sharing this knowledge with others so they might see the possibilities. Just understanding a small piece of history could make you a small fortune, but only with the right research, tools and technology will you succeed.

Did you know there is over 700 Billion in treasure to be found in the oceans of the world today. Seems like alot but all that treasure had to be mined, processed and fashioned into coins, relics or bars of gold and silver. It was put on a ship and for some reason or another it was lost to mankind, until it is discovered again that is. There is much more treasure in the form of artifacts, gold and gems on land than is in the oceans. Thousand upon thousands of times more! Only 6% of the gold in this world has been found and mined. Much Fortune awaits us and 1000 lifetimes of Adventure.

A total of 165,000 Tonnes of Gold has been mined in human history, as of 2009. This is roughly equivalent to 5.3 Billion troy ounces or, in terms of volume, about 8500 M3, or a cube 20.4 M on a side (approx. 3 Olympic pools-20.4 cubed=8489m3. The consumption of new Gold produced is about 50% in jewelry, 40% investments and 10% in industry. The largest consumer of Gold is India and the largest exporter of Gold is South Africa. 

There is over four times more money that's been lost hidden or buried in the world than what's in circulation today imagine the possibilitie. What that means is there is probably money buried or lost all around you and even in your own backyard. And we're just talking about currency in bills and coins. During or past history until now people have buried money for many different reasons. More wealth than we can comprehend. A man recently bought a new metal detector and on his first attempt in his own backyard he dug up a metal container containing a Million Dollars no bull.

During The Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680 the Indians forced the Spanish out of this Country for 15 years. During this time the Indians hid all the mines they had been forced to mine themselves. They put every rock and everything that was mined back in the mines and backfilled and disguised the sites. Because of this there are so many legends of hidden gold and lost mines now to keep you busy for several lifetimes. After the Spanish came back 15 years later the couldn't find 20% of what was mined before. 

Once I start reading about history, mining and the lost treasure legends its hard to stop, the possibilities are endless of what can be discovered out there. And we have it a little easier than the old time miners did back then. They had to visible see the gold they transported, it was just too heavy and hard back then to transport any material. They had no metal detectors to find the gold back then emagine how much they left behind. 

The technology we have now is truly amazing, there are metal detectors of every type and price range. You can even go to Radio Shack and buy a Bounty Hunter metal detector for around $100. I use a Minelab Detector for Gold Mining and another for coins and stuff. A good detector will run you between $200 to $4500 depending on the model. Metal detecting is an awesome hobby, it get's you outdoors and lets you profit from mother nature. It doesn't cost much to start, a couple hundred bucks for a good detector, some gas and food, a little research and who knows. 


I'm also working with some advanced technology that can see underground in real time 3-D color imagery. I can basically go anywhere in the world and see underground for over 200 feet, remember when I talked about understanding just a small piece of history. To be able to see underground has been a major goal that I was able to achieve last year. Combined with ancient dowsing techniques I'm able to pinpoint an area and use a more advanced technology to pinpoint what I'm looking for. You can learn all about dowsing and the technologies I mentioned here on this website.

To me its about living the Adventure more than what we dig up or how we profit. If you get into mining gold and gems or treasure hunting just for the money your in the wrong business and your not going to have a good time at that. Don't get me wrong there is alot of money to be had in mining and treasure hunting, but the experiences I've had and the sights I've seen I would not trade for any amount of money. 

Now if your interested in making a business out of mining or treasure hunting there are a number of ways you can profit. You can run your own mining claim and mine gold and gems there is a lot of detailed info on this site on how to do that. You can collect and or sell your metal detecting finds or start your own jewelry business from what you mine, the possibilities are endless. But its hard for most of us to drop everything and go hunt treasure professionally. If you are financially independant thats different as long as the bills are paid.

The opportunities are out there I can guarantee you that. Our history can teach us many things about not only where to find treasure but how it was lost and by whom. Gold in itself is a political metal, it's value is determined by world politics and it's current value is higher than it's ever been.

We must understand our past and by doing so our future can be much more prosperous and hopefully with less mistakes. Below is a transcript of the Gold Confiscation Order of 1933. President Roosevelt gave the public 25 days to turn in their gold or face a hefty fine and up to 10 years imprisonment. Believe it, it really happened.

Supposedly, FDR, America's worst president, confiscated citizens' gold in 1933. He didn't. What he did do, was order everyone to turn in their gold coins and take brand new $20 bills for their double eagles, $10 bills for their eagles, etc. It was supposed to be some sort of "national emergency," which no one ever explained. FDR's order, threatened the populace with fines and jail, if they didn't comply.

Many foolish people did trade their gold for paper money, which was then backed by gold. Smart ones didn't. If everyone did, where would the coin shops get the pre-1933 US gold they have to sell today?


                     The Gold Confiscation Of April 5, 1933

From: President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt
To: The United States Congress
Dated: 5 April, 1933
Presidential Executive Order 6102

Forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion and Gold Certificates By virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 5(b) of the Act of October 6, 1917, as amended by Section 2 of the Act of March 9, 1933, entitled

An Act to provide relief in the existing national emergency in banking, and for other purposes~',

in which amendatory Act Congress declared that a serious emergency exists,

I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, do declare that said national emergency still continues to exist and pursuant to said section to do hereby prohibit the hoarding gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates within the continental United States by individuals, partnerships, associations and corporations and hereby prescribe the following regulations for carrying out the purposes of the order:

Section 1. For the purpose of this regulation, the term 'hoarding" means the withdrawal and withholding of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates from the recognized and customary channels of trade. The term "person" means any individual, partnership, association or corporation.

Section 2. All persons are hereby required to deliver on or before May 1, 1933, to a Federal Reserve bank or a branch or agency thereof or to any member bank of the Federal Reserve System all gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates now owned by them or coming into their ownership on or before April 28, 1933, except the following:

(a) Such amount of gold as may be required for legitimate and customary use in industry, profession or art within a reasonable time, including gold prior to refining and stocks of gold in reasonable amounts for the usual trade requirements of owners mining and refining such gold.

(b) Gold coin and gold certificates in an amount not exceeding in the aggregate $100.00 belonging to any one person; and gold coins having recognized special value to collectors of rare and unusual coins.

(c) Gold coin and bullion earmarked or held in trust for a recognized foreign government or foreign central bank or the Bank for International Settlements.

(d) Gold coin and bullion licensed for the other proper transactions (not involving hoarding) including gold coin and gold bullion imported for the re-export or held pending action on applications for export license.

Section 3. Until otherwise ordered any person becoming the owner of any gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates after April 28, 1933, shall within three days after receipt thereof, deliver the same in the manner prescribed in Section 2; unless such gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates are held for any of the purposes specified in paragraphs (a),(b) or (c) of Section 2; or unless such gold coin, gold bullion is held for purposes specified in paragraph (d) of Section 2 and the person holding it is, with respect to such gold coin or bullion, a licensee or applicant for license pending action thereon.

Section 4. Upon receipt of gold coin, gold bullion, or gold certificates delivered to it in accordance with Section 2 or 3, the Federal reserve bank or member bank will pay thereof an equivalent amount of any other form of coin or currency coined or issued under the laws of the Unites States.

Section 5. Member banks shall deliver alt gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates owned or received by them (other than as exempted under the provisions of Section 2) to the Federal reserve banks of there respective districts and receive credit or payment thereof.

Section 6. The Secretary of the Treasury, out of the sum made available to the President by Section 501 of the Act of March 9, 1933, will in all proper cases pay the reasonable costs of transportation of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates delivered to a member bank or Federal reserve bank in accordance with Sections 2, 3, or 5 hereof, including the cost of insurance, protection, and such other incidental costs as may be necessary, upon production of satisfactory evidence of such costs. Voucher forms for this purpose may be procured from Federal reserve banks.

Section 7. In cases where the delivery of gold coin, gold bullion, or gold certificates by the owners thereof within the time set forth above will involve extraordinary hardship or difficulty, the Secretary of the Treasury may, in his discretion, extend the time within which such delivery must be made. Applications for such extensions must be made in writing under oath; addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury and filed with a Federal reserve bank. Each applications must state the date to which the extension is desired, the amount and location of the gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates in respect of which such application is made and the facts showing extension to be necessary to avoid extraordinary hardship or difficulty.

Section 8. The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and empowered to issue such further regulations as he may deem necessary to carry the purposes of this order and to issue licenses there under, through such officers or agencies as he may designate, including licenses permitting the Federal reserve banks and member banks of the Federal Reserve System, in return for an equivalent amount of other coin, currency or credit, to deliver, earmark or hold in trust gold coin or bullion to or for persons showing the need for same for any of the purposes specified in paragraphs (a), (c), and (d) of Section 2 of these regulations.

Section 9. Whoever willfully violates any provision of this Executive Order or these regulation or of any rule, regulation or license issued there under may be fined not more than $10,000, or,if a natural person may be imprisoned for not more than ten years or both; and any officer, director, or agent of any corporation who knowingly participates in any such violation may be punished by a like fine, imprisonment, or both.

This order and these regulations may be modified or revoked at any time.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the United States of America
April 5, 1933

No one was ever arrested, and no one was ever fined. It was a government order which some obeyed, and some didn't. How could government seize everyone's gold, when everyone had it? 200 million seizures? Hardly! Then again, back in 1980, when gold and silver made the paper dollar look extremely feeble and ridiculous, government never threatened to take it from the citizens again. With gold at $850, and silver at $50, the dollar looked really bad, but there were no threats of confiscation. Let me remind you of a document, by which we are supposedly ruled.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probably cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." - Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

If the government were so upset about citizens owning gold and silver, why wouldn't they stop selling it? Why wouldn't they shut down the mint at West Point New York, where they make those American Silver and Gold Eagles? The government may consider gold and silver a threat, but even if they stopped producing and selling their Eagles, and prohibited imports, that wouldn't begin to stop it. It would simply go underground like drugs, and prices would go ever higher.

There's nothing like a black market to make huge profits, and government well know's it. Prohibition of alcohol, made everyone want it, and the same thing would happen if gold and silver ownership were prohibited. They know it would be a lost cause to attempt to seize or prohibit it, so they probably won't."

President Ford repealed the Executive Order that Roosevelt used to grab gold in 1933 because US Congress restored your right to own gold, and in 1977 Congress removed the president authority to regulate gold transactions during a period of national emergency other than war. We have been technically at war for about 9 years under Bush and Obama, so who knows and frankly, who cares. Buy freshly minted American Eagles and Canadian Maple Leaves, and stop fretting about gold confiscation. Just be prepared to hide them.


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We have a big advantage now in mining opportunities because of The Gold Confiscation Order. You see during this period in history the gold price dropped so low most of the mines in the US shut down overnight, around 275,000 mines. You couldn't own gold so why mine it, slowly gold went down in value. This carried on for another 41 years until Ford repealed the Order and gave us the right to not only own gold but to claim our 20 acres of land and profit once again from mother nature.

A large number of these mines during this period were in operation and their mines contained paying quantities of gold. Unfortunately the majority of these mines today are not being mined. They probably haven't been mined for 80 something years give or take, lets just say it's been a while. The old timers that mined these mines are not around to tell us where to go.

All one needs to do now is research to find these mines. In States where the lands are managed by the BLM (Bureau Of Land Management) they will have records from the 1930's and older. You would have to deal with the headquarters for the BLM in each State but there records go back pretty far.

Once you locate one of these mines and they are all over by the way and possible in most US States, you will need to make sure someone doesn't own it or have a claim on it. If it's open to mining on BLM land you can then file a claim and mineral rights and then proceed to mining and testing your claim. In the Links section of this website one of my first links is all about how to stake a claim everything you need to know and all the procedures necessary are there, check it out.


Remember Research is 95% of all mining and treasure hunting ventures, and until your puzzle is put together don't drop everything and run out digging blind holes. I've made the mistake of doing that and nearly ended up homeless. So be careful do your research and prepare yourself for what lies ahead. Remember “Life is a Adventure” and is also a very precious and wonderful thing, cherish the time you have on this Earth.

From out of the ground, mining provides the raw materials for the manufacturing, construction and chemical industries and most of the energy minerals on which our society is so dependent. Finding these mines has required years of detailed prospecting. This prospecting work and the techniques used to discover those metals is more ”high-tech” than ever.

These mines produce many and most of the things we often take for granted. They are the source of all the metals you see in the buildings, cars, airplanes and all household products around you. Many of the raw materials for our building and chemical industries and even the gold, coal and uranium which produces much of the electricity we consume every day. Even the sizing (strengthening agent) in the paper on which books are printed is derived from the product of a mining operation somewhere in the world

This process has determined much of the world’s economic geography and demography. Many of the world’s developing countries export their mineral wealth to the developed world in exchange for foreign currency, making minerals an important part of international trade.The United Stated has abundant mineral resources, notably in the Nevada, which is now one of the busiest gold mining areas in the world. Idaho, California and South Dakota, too, produce their share of gold.

America also has the great copper camps of Montana, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico and the lead and zinc of Missouri. Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming produce uranium, while the ranges of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan still produce iron ore from mines that fueled the Industrial Revolution.Mining as old as civilization itself our earliest records show that gold and gems were highly valued and sought after.

Whatever your interest be it a hobbyist or professional this site was designed to give you a better understanding of the wealth that awaits us all. If any of you are interested in learning how to start your own mining company as a business I've provided some links to some of the top sites on the internet for many different subjects from mining, treasure hunting, dowsing, archaeology and tons of history and links to books and other sites. If you have questions or need guidance or assistance with your research in any way let me know, I look forward to hearing from you.

                                        Frank Salmon

            Mining Consultant, Dowser, Adventurer



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