Let us help you recover valuable metals. 888-437-1187

Magazine

History & Geology

Copper Deposits of Alaska

Only the famous Kennecott copper mine was able to continue operating through the Depression owing to the exceptional richness of its ore.

Online access required. Please .

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

The Oquirrh Mountains, Utah


...we will visit three dormant mining districts that lie in the Oquirrh Range in Utah. Some major activity that transformed the lives of thousands of people occurred here from the mid 1860s to the late 1990s.

Jadeite in California


...two jadeite locations in California have been thoroughly researched by geologists. There are no doubt others that lie in wait.

PGMs in the United States


Until just recently, platinum-group metals (PGMs), especially palladium, had been holding their own on the market. But, Russia has now resumed shipments and it has brought prices down.

Can You Recognize Valuable Ores?


The process of recognizing ores all starts with being able to recognize some basic minerals and knowing what hard rock ore looks like in the districts where you prospect.

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.

Testing Ores for Free Gold


I get a number of questions from people about testing and treating hard rock ores. The simplest way, but also an expensive one, is to just have an assay test done by an independent assay firm. As an alternative...

Researching Mineralized Areas


There are a load of ways to do research, and I’m going to talk about how I do it—maybe you’ll get some ideas that will work for you, too.

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Legislative and Regulatory Update   • Ask the Experts   • Ask the Experts   • Ask the Experts   • Ask the Experts   • Our Readers Say   • The Perfect Summer   • Eolian Gold Deposits   • Divide and Conquer—Detecting Old Placer Grounds with Friends   • Reserves and Resources Explained   • Critical Metals: Lithium   • Coprolite—A Prospector's Tale   • Comstock Mining Gets Approval   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
SB 838 and the Future of Mining in Oregon   • New Mining Regulations in Maine

Advertisements

Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!
Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue