This best-selling, compact and engagingly written book has sent gold hobbyists out to try their hands and finding gold for over 30 years. Affordably priced, this book explains in plain language the basic information you need before looking for gold: Where to look for gold, what to look for, how to get it out, how to test for gold, and what to do if you strike it rich. Dr. Ryan also covers topics such as the specific skills needed for mining in the desert, metal detecting, and how to build some of your own equipment. The final chapter contains a fun discussion of ghost towns and lost mines. A.H. Ryan, PH. D, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, soft cover, 80 pages.