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2011 National Mining Hall of Fame Inductees

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum announced the 2011 National Mining Hall of Fame inductees.

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Gold Rush Ship Uncovered in San Francisco


Workers at a hotel construction site uncovered a Gold Rush-era ship that had been buried for decades under the streets of the city’s Financial District.

Alaska Mining Industry Sees 5% Growth in 1999


For the fourth straight year, the state's mining industry broke the billion-dollar mark in revenue, according to a state report.

Iowa Hill District


For the last two years we’ve held a hands-on prospectors training session in the Iowa Hill district of California’s Mother Lode country as a part of our Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit event. Because of this, I thought it might be good to take a look at the history, geology and opportunities that the Iowa Hill district still offers to the individual prospector.

Bum Luck


Every prospector has streaks of bum luck—times when you can’t seem to find much, if anything. This is less true for folks who dry wash or dredge, but electronic prospecting and detecting is especially prone to dry streaks. It’s just the nature of the beast.

The Bawl Mill


• House members "earn" another raise
• Not the sharpest knife in the drawer...I mean...clerk in the store
• That's 8.49 million first-class postage stamps

Ask the Experts - Old workings & tailings: What are my options?


Q: ...It’s a 2,000-acre property that was mined 100 years ago, still has the old workings, tailings, etc. I am looking to recover gold from the old waste/tailings... plus possibly strip mine some of it. What are my options?

Wyoming's Billion Dollar Nugget—The Trilogy Ends


The next hurdle to jump was whether the trommel motor would start again after sitting on the desert for six years without being started. The last time it had taken a three foot pipe wrench to bust it loose.

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