Ask The Experts - How do I stake this claim?
June 2021 by Chris Ralph
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The Bawl Mill
Normally this spot is reserved for a little humor or diatribe about government abuse. In light of recent events, I don’t think it’s appropriate for this issue. Following are a few personal comments.
Strategies for Detecting Heavily Pounded Areas
The problem is every other nugget hunter and drywash prospector had the same idea. As a result, you can spend days, weeks, and even months detecting these areas and not find a single nugget.
Canyon Resources Offers to Sell Mineral Rights
Canyon Resources Corporation recently offered to let environmental groups buy the mineral rights under nearly a million acres of land in western Montana.
Ask The Experts
• Reason for adits rather than shafts?
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Discovery of the Mountain Pass REO Deposit
How does one go about discovering a rare earth oxide (REO) deposit when he is not familiar with the rare and unusual rocks and minerals that are found in such deposits? That was the case at Mountain Pass, California, yet the deposit was eventually discovered and mined.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - Is this non-toxic leaching system for real? • Ask The Experts - Where can I find more information about this claim? • Ask The Experts - Can you tell me more about the Meadow Lake area? • Tracing Gold To Its Source • Tips & Tricks: How to Revive a Dredge Engine That’s Been Submerged • Quit While You’re Goin’ Good • The Historic Gold Rush Town of Quincy • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Add This to Your Bucket (Check) List • Finding Gold Beyond Your Detector • Opinion: Another Attack on Oregon’s Rural Communities • Rand, Red Mountain, Atolia Mining Districts of Kern and San Bernardino Counties, California • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices