Ask the Experts: Recommended Reading—Part I
February 2004 by StaffWe 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 widespread gold and base metal mineralization supports that many significant lode deposits remain to be discovered.
I thought I’d try something totally different—a large area of small material tailings. After about an hour of digging and test panning we both had more gold than all the other digs combined.
Never have I regretted the deadlines we must work with at this publication as I do this month, for events of tremendous significance are likely to occur between the time this column must be prepared and the time our readers will receive it.
The coming election...
Merle W. Swanson
• Are you paying for others' risk-taking?...
• They call it the "impalement captial of the United States"—and not to be funny!...
With great relief, the equipment I chose worked well, and after shoving into three days what should have been ten days of set-up and testing, we were up and running.
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