December 2000 by Staff• X-Cal Resources
• Placer Dome Inc.
• Homestake Mining Company
• Canyon Resources Corp.
Suit Filed to Stop Mining in Northern California
The Western Mining Action Project, representing the Karuk Tribe of California, has filed suit to stop mining on the Salmon, Klamath and Scott Rivers, and their tributaries in Northern California.
Financing by the Crowd
While a great many questions remain unanswered, there is little doubt that a new financing option for small-scale mining operations, “crowdfunding,” is growing as a viable and legitimate funding source.
High Court to Rule on Kensington Tailings
A case before the Supreme Court could set a precedent for how mining waste is disposed of in streams, rivers, lakes and even wetlands.
Recovering Fine Gold with Oleophilic Adhesion
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• BLM is moving back to DC?
• Gray wolf re-listed?
• EPA to redefine WOTUS again
Clarence King, Geologist
Clarence King was born in Rhode Island in 1842, the son of a businessman. His father died when he was 6, so he was raised by his mother. She wanted to have Clarence attend the very best schools, and even moved in order to have him in the best district. She gave him a magnifying glass on his 7th birthday, and this led to his discovery of fossil ferns in neighborhood rocks.
A Gold Mine on a Washington Beach?
Bela and Barbara Kovacs began prospecting for gold about seven years ago as a family orientated outdoors activity. A welder by trade and lured by the simple fact that beach sands can contain small bits of precious metals, Bela decided a few years ago to build a sand sucking contraption that can sift the shoreline for anything worth keeping.
The Bawl Mill • Letter to the Editor • Potaro District, Guyana • World Gold Council Launches $3 Million Ad Campaign • Prospecting With Color • Prospecting for Platinum in Wyoming • Picks & Pans: More Big River Dredging in Northern California • Epithermal Ore Deposits Associated With Tertiary Volcanism—And the Feasibility of Metal Detecting for Them • A Changing Diamond Industry Looks to Canada for Growth • History of Mining—Bradshaw Mountains, AZ—Part II • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices