Prospecting & Detecting
Crushing Quartz in Calaveras County: A Placer Miner Learns New Tricks
June 2014 by Greg MastI had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: When a Gold Prospector Goes to a Diamond Mine
As a gold prospector for the past ten years, I thought that I had a fair understanding of the steps necessary to find gemstones.
The Winning Hand
The operation and techniques employed are highly successful in producing free gold with minimal work involved while maintaining an environment protection process through the use of recycled water and a settling pond.
Tips for Detecting Old Hydraulic Pits
There are several counties around Shasta County that offer very good gold detecting. Many of these locations are old hydraulic pits. While detecting these old pits over the years I have come up with some ideas on how to go about hunting them.
A Golden Past
My mining partner Keith McBride and I spent a week in May working on a twenty-nine man crew split up into six teams at a couple of “pay to mine” mining camps.
Pumping Water With Solar Power
Solar energy can be used for any size placer or hard rock mining operation. It is most practical for small and longer-term operations provided your mine is not located in a dense forest.
Romancing the Rock
With the exception of well-established operators with proven reserves and years of field experience, the high price of gold brought a flood of speculators, con men, and real estate brokers into the mix who were not previously engaged in the gold mining market.
Comments on Gold Rush and Bering Sea Gold Series
The 316 Mining Company has not been all that successful, but does not ever seem to learn from their past mistakes.
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Legislative and Regulatory Update • A Few Methods for Sampling Hardrock Deposits • Protecting Our Access to Public Lands