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Dredging Safety: Don't Ignore The Warning Signs


At first, I tried to shift things around, but then a hand with a rock would appear, so I would stop trying to adjust my gear and grab the rock to keep things moving.

Oregon Requires Permit for Hand Sluicing


At the time of this writing the draft permit for dredging in Oregon, which may also include small-scale operations like hand sluicing or possibly even panning, was not available for public comment or review.

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Celebrities take over hearing, and at least one senator is fed up
• Ruling Upholds EPA's authority to address Garcia River, other waterways polluted by runoff
• US Supreme Court: Sokaogon Chippewa can set water standard
• 1872 Mining Law under attack
• Waiting for a decision about 43CFR 3809

Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part VI Geology of Placer Gold Deposits


Placer deposits are the focus of many small-scale prospectors, as they can be worked with comparatively inexpensive equipment. In this conclusion of a six-part series, we will take a look at the geology and formation of placer deposits...

Why Did This Silver Mine Close? -Conclusion


Strategic metals that are found mostly in lead-zinc-silver ores are antimony, arsenic, bismuth, gallium, germanium and tellurium.

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