California Dredgers Shafted by Assembly Democrats
July 2010 by Scott HarnLegislation designed to provide full permit refunds to all suction dredge miners in California has been hijacked in an Assembly policy committee.
Welcome back to our mining claim. In part one we located our claim, sunk our shaft, and stored some ore in the ore bin. Now we must decide how we are going to extract the gold. We briefly discussed setting up a lab in a 40-foot semi-trailer at the mine site, so let’s decide what we are going to need in the lab.
from H. Mason Coggin, PE & LS
The evaluation must also consider the gold fineness or purity. The purity of the Sugardaddy nuggets is estimated at 850 fineness, meaning 85% is gold (Au), 12% is silver (Ag) with 3% being other gangue alloyed metal.
As noted above, the “Ring of Fire” is an area of great potential mineral wealth located in the far northern Ontario Province of Canada. Many companies have sent in exploration and development teams…
Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.
The Forest Service is being criticized for spending $15,000 to rent a helicopter to empty sewage from a remote outhouse in northeast Nevada, work a citizens group had volunteered to do for free by using a closed forest road that the group wants reopened.
…being sneaky, I filled in the hole, and buried therein some trash items that I had previously found, just to discourage any other detectorist that might come along.
The Bawl Mill • Rare Earth Deposit May Be Awaiting Discovery • When Gold Moves, Placers Form • Beginner's Luck • The Curious Saga of the Jack Wade Creek Dredge • The Guaniamo Diamond Region, Venezuela—Part I • Nevada Mining Tax Fails in Signature Drive • Taxes, Numbers & Mining • Melman on Gold & Silver • What Was That Article Again? • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices