California State Gold Panning Championships September 1-2, 2007
October 2007 by StaffReady, Set, Go! The stopwatch clicks on and the panner starts like being fired out of a cannon. It’s the Labor Day weekend and the State Championships are on their way.
Most fire assayers are trained to observe the cupelled beads very carefully, noting any discoloring or surface roughness that might indicate that one or more of the platinum group metals (PGMs) are present. The “clues and tests” I have included in this article stem from several sources, including my 35 years of experience performing torch assays...
• Norton treasures environment but environmentalists worry
• From the National Forest Service
• Suit Filed Against Roadless Initiative
• New EPA rules restrict ombudsman
• Forest Service Sierra Nevada plan is even opposed by Feinstein
It is difficult to look at unrestrained growth in such important monetary indicators without becoming concerned about the future stability of America's economic system.
In an effort to resolve the controversy over whether certain expenditures made by a mining operation or mining-related business are currently deductible as repair expenses...the Internal Revenue Service has finally released new regulations.
• By the numbers
• Apparently Americans deserve more of the same...
The mining and logging community of Red Lake, Ontario, population 5,000, is about 450 miles, as the crow flies, north of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Klamath Mountain province includes a number of separate mountain ranges, such as the Bully Choop, Marble, Salmon, Siskiyou, Trinity Alps, and Yolla Bolly, among others. They are collectively referred to as the “Klamath Mountains” in this article.
The Bawl Mill • Prospecting for Hardrock Platinum, Nickel & Copper Deposits • An Answer to Endangered Salmon? • Journeys in the Kingman Quadrangle—Part III • Detecting in Australia's Etheridge Goldfield • Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre: The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Pt I • Another Successful Northwest Miners Rally • The Next Crisis For America • Melman on Gold & Silver • Barrick Offers $10 Million to Unlock Silver Ore • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices