May 2002 by Reggie GouldDuring the summer break of my first year of college in the late ‘50s, I was unemployed and bored, so my friends and I decided to do some gold mine exploration. We used to read a magazine called Treasure and had a good idea of where all the gold mines were located.
Their Prairie Creek project, located in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories of Canada, has a history dating back nearly eighty years when silver and zinc were first discovered there, and includes the involvement of...
U.S. Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck says there ought to be more wilderness—a comment that raised some concerns.
The vast potential of the Pebble deposit is becoming more clear each day.
Landowners complained that mineral mining on or near their property could damage property values while leaving them without a cut of potential profits.
The Northwest Mining Association reports that the claim maintenance fee for 2004-2005 will be raised.
As a guide to those who are thinking of taking up this activity or those who currently practice this trade, I have created a listing of the primary tools and equipment I use when nugget hunting.
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