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Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part II Recognizing and Understanding Rock Formations (Petrology)

Rocks are an aggregate formed from the accumulation of minerals. Minerals form under various conditions, and when the minerals come together in mass, they form rocks.

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Gold Prospecting on Sixmile River


As part of the Hope-Sunrise Mining District, mining activity was at a frenzy in the area in 1902, when miners like Mr. S.W. Weible worked the gold rich gravels of Canyon Creek...and recovered $7,000 in gold dust.

ICMJ Again Matches Funds For PLP Donations


In the meantime, PLP continues to incur costs associated with several ongoing court cases filed on behalf of the mining community. To contribute to their efforts, we are again offering to add twenty-five cents to every PLP donation made between...

Melman on Gold & Silver


The great question is what will occur looking forward. Those in the “hard money” camp believe we are nearing the end of the road, when monetary stimulation without price inflation cannot continue...

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• California piles on the taxes
• Cap and trade passes House
• EPA to address bonding
• Clean Water Restoration Act

August Hearing Set for Crandon Mine


The fight over an agreement a northern Wisconsin town passed almost four years ago that endorsed a proposed underground zinc and copper mine near Crandon goes before a Dane County judge next month.

The Value of Evidence


That prospecting effort you are about to spend your time on...is it worth your effort? If you are going to devote your time to it, you will need all the facts you can get.

The Business of Mining: Swap, Trade, or Exchange


With property values trending upward over the past several years, many owners who purchased their businesses years ago are now discovering that the building housing the mining operation or supply business is the most valuable part of their business.

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