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...
Given the astonishing increase in government expenditures of the past two years, one must ask if there is another parade of taxes and levies waiting in the wings, and, directly related to our precious metals, if there is some form of tax rebellion also waiting in the wings.
The anticipation of finding out if the system of snatch blocks, shackles, chokers, anchor points, and the strap binding the massive slab of rock in the bottom of the river would even budge an inch was weighing on me.
It said to put a number of different-sized nuggets in a jar, and then cover them with the magic cleaner fluid. Then, vigorously shake the contents for a couple of minutes.
Environmentalists are attempting to turn the jewelry industry against Alaska’s Pebble Mine before the project even gets fully under way.
Two of the major factors affecting the profitability of a placer mining enterprise are the relative efficiency of the mining equipment, and the rate and percentage of recovery obtained while conducting mining operations.
Well, the Iraqi War is over, at least the active, battlefield portion of it. “All” that remains is to create a democratic nation in a region where political freedom is a virtually unknown concept. With the conflict over, many observers now eagerly await the post-war boom that has accompanied some previous major wars, particularly World War II.
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