125 Years of Mining History in the Panamints
August 2000 by Frank Lorey IIITwo years after California's major gold discovery, another find was made in Ballarat, Australia. The news of the discovery went world-wide, and many of the California prospectors had heard plenty about Australian gold—especially the 2,284-ounce nugget found there.
A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more...
Jasperoid is a jasper-like siliceous rock, in which chalcedony or cryptocrystalline quartz has replaced limestone, dolomite, or shale. It forms the gangue of many important ore bodies. It is stained by iron and manganese oxides into shades of...
Depending on the ore and if significant sulfides are present, a hard rock miner may be able to get away with simply using a flux to digest the other minerals that may be present.
One of the most memorable nuggets I found in Australia was detected on the very last day that I was out prospecting. I was going along swinging my coil and I came across a blaring loud signal that almost blew my ears off.
We’ve obtained the rights to publish this exclusive interview conducted on the Klamath River between David, an environmental activist, and a Coho salmon.
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