Ask The Experts - Chlorine bleach and vinegar makes a deadly combination
December 2017 by Chris Ralph
Town Hall Meeting in Sierra City, California
I was invited to attend a meeting on April 7 in Sierra City, between Forest Service officials and a group of concerned area miners regarding what the miners described as abuses by the BLM and local Forest Service officials.
The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part IV—Recovery of Coarse Gold From Alluvial Placers
This last installment in the series will look at methods for finding and recovering coarse gold from alluvial (river and stream) placer environments. Unlike the residual and eluvial placers that we have considered previously, the force of flowing...
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Some good news for a change
• New 49ers win Karuk appeal
• Another Oregon bill of concern
Ask the Experts
• Sweep speed and sensitivity settings for a GPX-4500
Picks & Pans: Exploring Wyoming's High Desert
In an untamed and lonely part of Wyoming’s high desert sits a deposit of gold so large, and so vast, that even today its volume remains a mystery. With an aerial extent of over 10 square miles and a depth of nearly 7,000 feet...
The Bawl Mill
• Litterbugs bite business
• Marriage counseling needed?
• Congressman receives a new term...
Columbians Continue Search for Emeralds
Despite a drop in emerald production in Colombia, “green fever” still burns among miners who yearn to find a stone big or pure enough to answer all their worldy needs.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Ask The Experts - Looking for help smelting gold • Ask The Experts - Were there insufficient values to continue mining at this site? • Watch Out for Split Estates When Filing Your Claim • Detecting the Fringe Areas • Butte, Montana—The Richest Hill on Earth • Conrey Dredge No. 4—Part II • California: The Land of Big Nuggets—Part I • Gold Detecting Strategies for Hydraulic Mines and Debris Flows • New Technology for Extracting Lithium To Be Tested in Nevada • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices