Charcoal Crucible Recipe
May 2001 by Charles L. Butler...using charcoal briquettes (and no starter fluid) and a few other easily attainable ingredients.
I believe this is a powder-keg waiting to explode down the road—with potentially devastating effects on society—but positive implications for gold and silver.
…it was immediately evident the previous owner had not been using a detector. During just a few months of working the dumps part-time, he recovered gold in quartz specimens valued in excess of $40,000.
A year of work and preparation has come and gone as the Western Mining Artifact Show was held this past June 29th at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City, California. It was three days of fun and adventure delighting in the glory of the golden days of California gold mining of long ago.
Excerpts for CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
• Congress deals with other priorities
• Alaska miners get relief on state lands
The Bawl Mill • Original Sixteen to One Goes to Court—Challenges MSHA Citations Part II • The Golden Triangle of Sonora, Mexico • Using Legal Subdivision • Placer vs. Lode Gold • Gold Tellurides: Tellurium, an Assay Impurity • Court Hears Arguments Over Rights to Shipwreck • Picks & Pans: How to Succeed in a Small Mine, A Case History: 1990-2000 • Discovery of the Mountain Pass REO Deposit • Romance of the Old Silver King • Record-Breaking Alaskan Nugget for Sale • Company Notes • Nevada Gold Production Up Despite Lower Prices • Gold in Guatemala • Bush Taps Utah Resident for Labor Post • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Honda Pares Down Use of Precious Metals in Autos