November 2001 by A.R. CameronThis is the first of a series of articles outlining prospecting in Australia for the visiting small prospector or miner. Whether you are just coming out for a holiday, stopping for a few months, or moving here permanently...
A bill that would relax current standards on small mines has passed a House committee.
• Bill to address Forest Service Travel Management restrictions
• Suction gold dredging challenge finally under way
• EPA nullification bill fails in Idaho
• Another bad bill
Sulfides and oxides—what's the difference between the two?
The Boludo placers described here include gravels that have been listed under many different names, including Altar, Golden Triangle, Llanos del Oro, San Francisco, and Trincheras, among others. The placers are on desert flats at the northwest end of Sierra Santa Rosa, about 2,600 feet above sea level. It is in a region of northwest-trending mountain ranges separated by broad desert valleys.
Oscar Espinoza considers himself an amateur gold prospector, but the gold nugget he recently found puts many seasoned prospectors to shame.
The Drum Mountains are located 23 to 30 airline miles northwest of Delta (pop. 2,000), in west-central Utah. The desert mountains rise to 7,233 feet and receive only 8 inches of precipitation a year.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • From the Editor • Guest Editorial—Exploiting Tragedy • Placer Gold in Utah • President Bush: Put ANWR Drilling in Energy Bill • Picks & Pans: Working the Ol' Paystreak • High Country Dredging in Kaufman Creek, Colorado • How to Become a More Successful Nugget Detectorist—And Basic Information on Machines • Altar District's Golden Lure • The Manson Mine • California State Gold Panning Championship Results • Gold in Panama • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices