Commercial Placer Mining With Jigs
August 2010 by Chris RalphDuring the upward stroke, water is pushed up through the shot layer causing it to open up and lifting the gravel particles above. The heavier particles settle faster based on Stokes law, and move down into the shot bed layer, while the lighter...
Where to Start: Advice for the Beginning Detectorist
Gold can show up in unexpected places at times, so I don’t like to tell people where not to look. An exception is where the gold is likely to be very deep.
The Birimian Greenstone Belts of West Africa
The country we were to visit was Burkina Faso, a small country about the same size of my home state of Nevada with about 10 times more people. The second day I was in Africa, we went out to the goldfields for the first time.
Melman on Gold & Silver
As the tumultuous year of 2008 finally draws to a close, economic issues dominate the world’s headlines as country after country and industry after industry continue to be affected by the worst economic contraction since the Great Depression.
Silver Mining Returning to Texas
Today, a Canadian company is reviving the mine to take advantage of silver prices that have tripled since 2009, giving the few dozen residents still living in the area more action than they’ve seen in decades.
Ask The Experts
If it's gold, how should I clean it?
Interview With A Coho Salmon
We’ve obtained the rights to publish this exclusive interview conducted on the Klamath River between David, an environmental activist, and a Coho salmon.
Mojave Desert Placer Mining
Several locations in the Mojave Desert region of California have yielded placer gold, apparently scattered from nearby lode deposits that have long-since eroded from existence. Some of the areas are still popular with weekend prospectors, and some have been worked on a much larger scale in recent years.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Ask The Experts: Bench Top Crushers • Ask The Experts: How to remove precious metals from lead? • How to Properly Ground Balance to Find the Most Gold • Authorities Search for Lost Treasure Hunters • Alaska Geologist Survives Grizzly Attack • The Guaniamo Diamond Area, Venezuela—Part II • How California Became the Golden State • The Rocky Bar Mining District, Idaho • Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices
The Jenkins Mine Project—The Golden Rules of Science • Melman on Gold & Silver • ICMJ Again Matches Funds For PLP Donations