September 2003 by Staff• NovaGold Resources
• Golden Star Resources
• SearchGold Resources
• Ivanhoe Mines
• Canyon Resources Corp.
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.
Crowds may be great for football games or the Fourth of July, but not for prospecting. So, this summer, while thousands of gold seekers were heading to the coast of Alaska, I headed to a remote part of the Interior.
• "...the small miner and prospector has lost one of their greatest friends."
• "As a taxpayer, I have to wonder what kind of fantasy land our government regulatory employees and managers live in."
• " ... this 'batty' line of reasoning was ludicrous."
So, I took the plunge. I decided on the maximum I would pay for the claim, then placed my bid. A day later I received a congratulations e-mail that I was the high bidder, and oh, by the way, send us your money.
• Doing less with more
• Indians win jackpot
• How did your governor do?
There were nice sections of vein material at the end of several drifts, like they just stopped work one day and walked away.
There are many different ways to get the gold out. We will take a look a few examples of crushing and grinding, and potentially which ores they may be best suited for.
The Bawl Mill • Klondike Gold • State Rivers Closed to Prospecting in Washington • A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part I • The Montezuma Quadrangle, Summit County, Colorado • Looking for Gold in British Columbia • The Reynolds (Star) Gold Mine • Picks & Pans: Sniping for Low Stream Gold • Why Do We Do The Things We Do? • Gallium and Germanium in Utah • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices