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Abbey Confirmed As BLM Director

Bob Abbey, former state director of the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada, was confirmed as national director of the agency.

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Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Gold Is Where You Find It


Saturday came and it looked to have the makings of a dreary, misty day. Undaunted, I loaded my truck with my sluice, buckets and gear, and headed for the claim.

Pay Attention to the Features and Landmarks


People always ask me what is so important about locating contact zones. The answer to that: Gold.

Underground in the Original 16-1 Mine


These days they employ the use of metal detectors and carefully scan the shattered rocks, hoping to hear that sound we detectorists love to hear.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Comments needed on another BLM management plan
• AEMA joins with others in lawsuit asking court to set aside illegal settlement

The Ocampo District, Chihuahua


The village of Ocampo is wedged in a canyon about 178 miles, by Mexican Highway 16, west of the city of Chihuahua. It is a few miles west of Basaseachic Falls, and a few miles south of Highway 16, in high chaparral at an elevation of 6,500 feet. The completion of Highway 16 across the Sierra Madre Occidental greatly improved access to the region...

One Potato, Two Potato...


Normally the detector he was using would sound off with a definitive high-to-low tone when passed over a piece of gold, which distinguished the gold from the many high iron content "hot rocks," but this one was different...

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