2001 World Gold Panning Championships
February 2002 by StaffMaryborough, Victoria Australia
Mike Sutton, Reigning
California State Champion, Takes Gold
Pending legislation requiring the government to mint a $20 coin with palladium mined domestically would put Montana front and center.
I thought I’d try something totally different—a large area of small material tailings. After about an hour of digging and test panning we both had more gold than all the other digs combined.
Oil is a naturally occurring combustible fluid of organic origin that is commonly found in California and in many other parts of the world.
In this installment we will finish up our discussion of how primary hardrock gold deposits form. Understanding how rock alteration works can lead to some good ideas for exploring around old mining districts.
Anyone who thinks that investing in, or writing about junior mining shares is easy hasn’t lived through the last month! What we have seen is a virtually endless parade of dynamic and frequently contradictory events. Here are just a few that have occurred in the past thirty days.
Some calls from subscribers and advertisers over the past few months have prompted us to remind both buyers and sellers to be wary of fraudulent activity in the prospecting and mining industry.
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