All That Glitters is Gold
April 2002 by Dave VarabioffOr is it? These man-made nuggets first started appearing on some of the Internet auction sites in the summer of 1999, at which time I became a little suspicious and purchased two of them.
Modern-day placer miners have many advantages over the prospectors of the gold rush days. Our prospectors can reap many benefits from accumulated knowledge of the last 100 to 150 years, which is a long and impressive list.
• U.S. Gold Corporation
• AZCO Mining Co.
• Canyon Resources Corporation
• Placer Dome, Inc.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Grupo Mexico
West Virginia University water scientists have found that rainbow trout can survive in previously polluted waters.
Soaring prices for copper and molybdenum are producing record profits for mining companies and new jobs in some Arizona towns.
• It’s good to be the president...of the teacher’s union
• Anyone need a 1040 form?
• Global warming turns a new leaf
Modoc County, California, is the latest county to use emergency powers to declare a state of emergency in order to take control of roads and trails away from federal agencies.
We asked several writers and professionals to recommend their favorite books or publications that they thought would benefit prospectors and miners. Each recommendation is followed by a rating of beginner, intermediate, or advanced prospector or miner, or a rating of “general” (for all levels).
The Bawl Mill • 43 CFR 3809 Final Rule • Alluvial Fans • Platinum Claims on Heines Creek • Picks & Pans: Eureka! We Struck It Again • More on Meteorites • The Gold Hill and Iowa Mine, Boise County, Idaho: 1863-1895 • The First Prospectors • Aussie Gold—Swinging Over to South Australia • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices