A Word From the Editor
January 2009 by Scott HarnWhat is the true price of gold? Is there a physical gold shortage? Is the government intervening in the gold futures market? And an update on our new website.
The McCaw School of Mines in Henderson, Nevada, dedicated Phase II of their unique mining school for kids.
While digging a well six years ago, the owner of a backwoods camp near the Michigan-Wisconsin line cut into sparkling rock. He showed a sample to a geologist friend, who realized it was laced with zinc.
Placers that are directly associated with lode deposits are sometimes overlooked and may have good potential for those who are willing to search for them.
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John Kyrk was a prospector who appeared in Batopilas about 1863. Little is known about him, but he had the foresight to pick a mine just 59 yards north of the San Miguel property, and dug a tunnel that ran parallel with the San Miguel in the same mountain, cutting the same veins.
Tiffany & Co. plans to open its first diamond cutting and sorting plant early this year in conjunction with its investment in a diamond mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
When working fine gold placers with a drywasher, there are some natural variables that can be beneficial as well as others that can be a hindrance to achieving good recovery.
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