Prospecting is the first stage of the geological analysis of a territory. It is the physical search for minerals, precious metals or mineral specimens, is known as fossicking. Prospecting is a small-scale form of mineral exploration, an organised, large scale effort undertaken by commercial mineral companies to find commercially viable ore deposits. Prospecting is physical labour, involving traversing, panning and outcrop investigation, looking for signs of mineralisation. In some areas a prospector must make claims, meaning they must erect posts with the appropriate placards on all four corners of a desired land they wish to prospect and register this claim before they may take samples. In other areas publicly held lands are open to prospecting without staking a mining claim; the traditional methods of prospecting involved combing through the countryside through creek beds and along ridgelines and hilltops on hands and knees looking for signs of mineralisation in the outcrop. In the case of gold, all streams in an area would be panned at the appropriate trap sites looking for a show of'colour' or gold in the river trail.

Once a small occurrence or show was found, it was necessary to intensively work the area with pick and shovel, via the addition of some simple machinery such as a sluice box and winnows, to work the loose soil and rock looking for the appropriate materials. For most base metal shows, the rock would have been mined by hand and crushed on site, the ore separated from the gangue by hand; these shows were short-lived and abandoned quite soon, requiring the prospector to move onwards to the next and bigger and better show. Though, the prospector would strike it rich and be joined by other prospectors and larger-scale mining would take place. Although these are thought of as "old" prospecting methods, these techniques are still used today but coupled with more advanced techniques such as geophysical magnetic or gravity surveys. In most countries in the 19th and early 20th century, it was unlikely that a prospector would retire rich if he was the one who found the greatest of lodes. For instance Patrick Hannan, who discovered the Golden Mile, died without receiving anywhere near a fraction of the value of the gold contained in the lodes.

The same story repeated at Bendigo, Ballarat and California. In the United States and Canada prospectors were lured by the promise of gold and other precious metals, they traveled across the mountains of the American West, carrying picks and gold pans. The majority of early prospectors had no training and relied on luck to discover deposits. Other gold rushes occurred in Papua New Guinea, Australia at least four times, in South Africa and South America. In all cases, the gold rush was sparked by idle prospecting for gold and minerals which, when the prospector was successful, generated'gold fever' and saw a wave of prospectors comb the countryside. Modern prospectors today rely on training, the study of geology, prospecting technology. Knowledge of previous prospecting in an area helps in determining location of new prospective areas. Prospecting includes geological mapping, rock assay analysis, sometimes the intuition of the prospector. Metal detectors are invaluable for gold prospectors, as they are quite effective at detecting gold nuggets within the soil down to around 1 metre, depending on the acuity of the operator's hearing and skill.

Magnetic separators may be useful in separating the magnetic fraction of a heavy mineral sand from the nonmagnetic fraction, which may assist in the panning or sieving of gold from the soil or stream. Prospecting pickaxes are used to scrape at rocks and minerals, obtaining small samples that can be tested for trace amounts of ore. Modern prospecting pickaxes are sometimes equipped with magnets, to aid in the gathering of ferromagnetic ores. Prospecting pickaxes are equipped with a triangular head, with a sharp point; the introduction of modern gravity and magnetic surveying methods has facilitated the prospecting process. Airborne gravimeters and magnetometers can collect data from vast areas and highlight anomalous geologic features. Three-dimensional inversions of audio-magnetotellurics is used to find conductive materials up to a few kilometres into the Earth, helpful to locate kimberlite pipes, as well as tungsten and copper. Bioprospecting Geobotanical prospecting Gold prospecting Gold Prospectors Association of America Gold rush Mineral exploration Mining Oil exploration United States Geological Survey Metal Detector Prospecting in Tasmania Prospecting in Nova Scotia Prospecting in Northwestern Ontario Historical pictures of prospectors and the Gold Rush Prospecting in the West Prospecting in Indonesia

Sri Siddhartha Gautama (film)

Sri Siddhartha Gautama is a 2013 Sinhalese epic biographical film directed by Saman Weeraman and starring Gagan Malik, Anchal Singh, Ranjan Ramanayake, Anjani Perera, Roshan Ranawana, Gautam Gulati, Saranga Disasekara, Dilhani Ekanayake, Wilson Gooneratne. Veteran film maker Chandran Rutnam was the main adviser to the project; the film was released in Sri Lanka on 24 January 2013 on EAP theaters. The film has been dubbed into many languages such as in Mandarin, Thai and Hindi, it has been subtitled in French, Vietnamese and Hindi. The film received five of the eight awards presented at 2014 UN Vesak Buddhist Film festival in Hanoi, Vietnam including the Best Featured film, Best Actor award, Best Director award, Best Editor award and Best Music award. Gagan Malik as Prince Siddhartha Anchal Singh as Princess Yasodhara Ranjan Ramanayake as King Suddhodana Jeewan Kumaranatunga as King Bimbisara Anshu Malik as Queen Maya Roshan Ranawana as Prince Nanda Gautam Gulati as Prince Devadatta Saranga Disasekara as Channa Prince Siddhartha's favorite servant and classmate Wilson Gunarathne as Asita Thapasa Buddhadasa Vithanarachchi as Prince Siddhartha's Guru Vishma Mitra Douglas Ranasinghe as King Suppabuddha Dilhani Perera as Queen Pramitha Anjani Perera as Queen Prajapathi Ranjith Jayasinghe as Kondangngna Edwin Ariyadasa as Rama Thapasa Oshadhi Hewamadduma as Sujatha Dushyanth Weeraman as Prince Pasenadi Nalaka Daluwatte as Price Rohana Kelum Premasara as Uddaka Ramaputta Chirantha Ranwala voiced for Prince Siddhartha.

Kumari Seneviratne voiced for Princess Yasodhara. Purnika Peries voiced for Queen Maya. Tharaka Jayathilaka voiced for Maha Pajapati. Susantha Priyadarshana voiced for Prince Devadatta. Sri Siddhartha The Buddha Sri Siddhartha Gautama on IMDb ශ්‍රී සිද්ධාර්ථ ගෞතම විශිෂ්ට චිත්‍රපටයකැයි මා කියන්නේ නැහැ

Modern (political party)

Modern, is a classical-liberal political party in Poland. The party was founded in May 2015 by the former World Bank economist Ryszard Petru. Katarzyna Lubnauer became the party's leader in November 2017; the party was founded in late May 2015 as NowoczesnaPL by economist Ryszard Petru. Due to some controversy over its name – there had been a non-governmental organization called the Modern Poland Foundation, In August 2015, the party's name was changed to. Modern. Around the same time, the party's new logo was presented, Kamila Gasiuk-Pihowicz became its spokesperson; the party received 7.6% of votes in the 2015 parliamentary election, which resulted in winning 28 seats in the Sejm. The party was admitted into the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe on 4 June 2016. From 2015 election to end of 2016 Nowoczesna had more support in polls than Platforma Obywatelska, it has lost it after image problems of Ryszard Petru. Katarzyna Lubnauer became the leader of Nowoczesna in November 2017. In leader elections at the party congress, Lubnauer received Petru received 140 votes.

In March 2018, Modern and Civic Platform formed the Civic Coalition electoral alliance to contest the 2018 local elections. In May 2018, founder Ryszard Petru exited the party. In 2019, Modern was running for the European Parlament as part of the European Coalition. In June 2019, Modern joined Civic Platform - Civic Coalition parliamentary group; the party has been compared to the Free Democratic Party of Germany, with its emphasis on economic liberalism in its policy platform. Official website