A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part III
November 2003 by Lawrence DeeMost of the old large gold dredging operations used a trommel. The trommel consisted of a long metal cylinder made of heavy punch plate in which the small gravel, black sands, and gold would fall though holes and end up in banks of sluices.
• California Dept. of Fish & Game Stops Issuing Special Dredge Permits
• Clinton Advisor Defends Roadless Plan Process
• Forest Service to Seek Wilderness Status for Much of Chugach
The last US uranium mill ever built, in this parched landscape near Lake Powell, shut down quickly after it started operating as nuclear power fell into disfavor about two decades ago.
There was a foreign presence at the annual Northwest Mining Association convention in December.
Manderfield’s ruling opens the way for Kennecott Eagle to begin blasting. The company has declined to say when it will start. A spokeswoman said drilling would begin “in the coming weeks".
I was working on an article to submit to you and had been for a couple of months. It won’t be the first. I had something occur that made me put off the article—safety! My article was concerning mineral processing at home.
I returned to the WSPA claim. Still smug from my previous success, I was thinking I could not fail. However, the gold gods had other plans.
The following are situations that the modern prospector would do well to research. Some specific areas are described, but more importantly they present background into what the author feels are worthwhile and generally overlooked situations...
The Ball Mill • British Columbia to Streamline Filing of Mining Claims • Millsite Opinion Overturned! • Continental Drift • Eight Mines Earn Prestigious Safety Awards • Company Notes • The Kennedy Gold Mine—An Impressive Piece of History • Buckhorn Mountain Project May Be Revived • Watermelon Gold • Picks & Pans: An Arizona Miner • Gold Hill, Utah • Looking Back • Frozen Prospects • Platinum in Nevada • USFS Criticized for Renting Chopper in Nevada Dispute • Melman on Gold & Silver • New Guinea Denies Existence of Gold Stash • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices