"e;The Essential Introduction for New GOLD Prospectors"e; is for anyone curious about the United States' vast gold resources, and wishes they had their own gold mine! Most Americans aren't aware that: The first gold rush in U.S. history happened in 1799 in North Carolina, One of the largest gold deposits in U.S. history, 175 million+ ounces of gold, was discovered as recently as the 1960's, Much of the gold recovered in the United States isn't found "e;gold colored"e; in the ground, The US Government estimates over 18,000+ metric tons of gold is still undiscovered and more than 13,000+ metric tons of that is in the lower 48 states. Where gold has been found before, it is ALWAYS found again!Additionally, Most Americans aren't aware that they may live in or near an area where gold has already been found, and don't know there are easily accessed tools to research identifying, locating and collecting it. "e;The Essential Introduction for New GOLD Prospectors"e; has been written to provide that information and introduce each individual to the tools they need to find their own gold. This eBook introduces the reader to the ideas and tools that are critical to gold prospecting success. The basic knowledge, skills, and information sources needed to successfully locate and gather gold and other valuable mineral resources are described. This book is packed with links to internet documents and videos to leverage its value through the power of the Internet. The author is an award winning former U.S. Geological Survey Scientist, a published technical author, and a degreed engineer with 13+ years of professional experience collecting geologic data, samples and reporting on natural resources for U.S. Federal agencies, Municipalities, and Private Industry. He has training and experience in the fields of Hydrology, Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Cartography, Numerical Modeling, and Petroleum, Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, and Industrial Engineering.