Ask The Experts — How have fellow dredgers modified their dredges in order to retain fine gold?
March 2008 by David KnowlenQ: In the article by David Knowlen, “There’s Still Gold in the Umpqua River,” January 2008, the author stated that “most conventional dredges with normal angles of sluice setup do not retain this gold.”...
Rising platinum prices could lead to a rush in southeastern Wyoming, one of the few places in the world where the metal is found, a state geologist said.
In Wyoming, garnets are often common where aluminum-rich (micaceous) rocks have been highly metamorphosed. Such rocks are recognized by abundant black (biotite), silver (muscovite), or green (chlorite) mica with periodic grains of red garnet.
I get a number of questions from people about testing and treating hard rock ores. The simplest way, but also an expensive one, is to just have an assay test done by an independent assay firm. As an alternative...
Spanish Civil Guards heightened a battle over a $500 million treasure of gold and silver coins from a shipwreck when they seized a vessel belonging to a Tampa, Florida company.
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• PLP fund drive continues
In this proposed rule, BLM is seeking to amend regulations to respond to a recent law that continues to require claimants to pay location and maintenance fees on unpatented mining claims or sites and to provide annual maintenance fee waivers to small miners until September 30, 2001.
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