January 2004 by Staff• Newmont Mining Corp.
• Manhattan Minerals Corp.
• Phelps Dodge Corp.
• Gammon Lake Resources Inc.
• Glamis Gold Ltd.
• Quadra Mining Ltd.
• Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Ltd.
MMAC & PLP Update
Sam, the Tenderfoot Prospector
There were many thousands of tenderfoot, greenhorn prospectors that came out west in the 1860s and 70s. Some came to make their fortunes; some came to flee other problems back east; and some just came for the adventure. Probably every one had a tale to tell, but one of these adventurous individuals was a young man named Sam, and this is his true story.
The Birthday Nugget Patch
Down around 10 or 12 inches I hit a large cobble that appeared to be one type of hot rock for this area. I thought bad things about the new technology until I checked the rock.
How to Upgrade Your Pocket Plunger
These three simple upgrades, when taken together, will considerably increase a pocket plunger’s magnetic pull and make it less susceptible to breakage.
Metal Detecting for Gold Within Andesite and Basaltic Volcanic Mining Districts
Andesites and basalts are the most common volcanic rocks in the North American Cordillera. The andesites originated within the earth’s continental crust, while the basalts originated within the mantle. According to the Plate Tectonic theory...
Prospecting Knowledge -- Pass It On!
I had two of the guys go down into the creek and each one picked out a small island of bedrock. I had them detect their piece of bedrock and then gave a critique to all on how they did.
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