BLM Warning About Purchase of Mining Claims on the Internet
November 2004 by Lawrence DeeIn a dramatic reversal of policy the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has posted the following on the huge internet auction house, eBay. Mining claims are currently being offered on eBay with prices ranging into the millions of dollars and apparently the BLM is concerned that many of these claims may not have mineral values that reflect their huge asking prices, be improperly filed, or have one or more of the many other problems that can affect mining claims.
While there is no metal detector that will see only gold, there is a device that can reliably distinguish gold from lead, copper, iron or other metals. It is an X-Ray fluorescence tester, sometimes called an XRF gun.
When I dropped the boulder into my son’s hand everyone spoke a single word in unison, “Wow!”
When it comes to the expense of using a car, van, pickup or panel truck for business purposes, they can be deducted by the operation as 'transportation" expenses.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Gold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.
“When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” is the title to one of the world’s most famous songs, but it might also take on new meaning if a junior mining company succeeds in bringing its plans to fruition.
Often the gold being recovered by drywashing is too fine to be recovered by metal detecting. For every “detectable” nugget found, there could be hundreds of smaller flakes of non-detectable size. Thus, for those that “read the ground,” and snipe for areas of favorable placer concentration, drywashing will continue to be both an inexpensive...
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