Aussie Gold—A Look at New South Wales
January 2002 by A.R. CameronNew South Wales is similar to Queensland. The Great Dividing Range runs close to the coast with large forests on the coastal plain. Inland from the mountains are vast grasslands with occasional forests extending to arid plains and desert.
Over the years that I have been detecting for gold I have had many of the same questions come up. I decided to write this article to hopefully answer some questions that a person wishing to detect for gold may have.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
This assay system of ounces per ton sounds simple enough, but the use of the metric system and the additional measuring terms of “grams per ton” and “parts per million” (ppm) has created some misunderstanding of ore value.
One of the partners in a massive and contentious proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska is pulling out, raising questions about the future of the project.
Some fellow in Texas was selling a Spanish needle—a dousing device used to recover minerals in the old days. Do you know anything about these?
• Royal Gold, Inc.
• Placer Dome, Inc.
• Homestake Mining Company
• African Metals Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.
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