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Company Looks at Restarting Sunshine Mine

The lights are on again in the Sunshine silver mine as a New Orleans company investigates whether it is profitable to buy the operation.

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New Interim Rules For Washington Miners


New Interim Rules may be coming soon in the state of Washington.

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

Mineral Deposit Trends: Real and Imaginary


One of the most important things prospectors do is work to figure out where to go prospecting. Along with understanding the basic geology and putting yourself in a favorable area, one of the things a prospector might consider in finding a location to search is the existence of mining belts also known as mineral deposit trends.

Ruling Awards Giant Nugget to Finder


A court ruled that a taxi driver and amateur prospector who unearthed a 14.5-pound (6.6-kg) gold nugget on someone else's land is allowed to keep it.

Ask The Experts


Q: How do I improve my small-scale mining operation’s gold production?

Picks & Pans: Mining Tungsten Ore—A Case History


In 1977, when the price of tungsten hit one of its highs, three of us formed U.S. Western Mines to look for scheelite, the mineral ore of tungsten. Union Carbide Corporation was purchasing raw tungsten ore at...

The Business of Mining—Family Mining Business Tax Savings


There has been much said and written about nepotism, especially in government and business. There is, however, no written rule that would prevent any miner or prospector from hiring a spouse, children or other family members in the prospecting, mining or dredging business. There may even be tax advantages associated with that nepotism.

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