Deadly Storms May Expose Gems in Sri Lanka
October 2003 by Associated PressFloods and landslides that struck Sri Lanka several months ago, killing 266 people, may bring a windfall for miners. The movement of tons of soil and rock is believed to have unearthed new gems according to local industry workers.
Silver Peak is a small mining community in Esmeralda County in west-central Nevada, about 30 miles west of Goldfield. Although it’s fairly remote, it’s been an important mining center since the early days.
Most of the world's diamonds come from Africa and Australia, but several new discoveries in the United States and Canada have spurred interest.
Many new detector operators and even some experienced ones don’t pay enough attention to keeping their detectors in proper balance. The result is false targets as well as incessant chirping and chatter.
The naturally occurring white scouring powder called Old Dutch Cleanser, originally from Kern County, California, is a household helper known throughout America. As a sink, stove, and tub cleaner, the abrasive pumicite is one of...
If developed with metal detecting in mind, this virgin ground could be a bonanza for nugget hunting.
In this second part on cobalt, I will take a look at the various types of cobalt deposits and how you can prospect for them. Who knows—perhaps the next big cobalt strike will be yours.
The ringleader of former mining workers accused of stealing $1.7 million in gold and silver from Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining is headed to prison, prosecutors said.
The Bawl Mill • A Guide to Overlooked Gold Deposits—Part II • Brighter Days Ahead Reports Nevada Mining Association • Waldo Miners File Suit • Roll-Front Uranium Deposits • Picks & Pans: Dredging and Detecting in Sierra City • Hidden Features in Venezuela • Dredging for Monazite in Idaho • Gold in the Philippines • 2003 California State Gold Panning Championships • Judge Holds Companies Liable for Some Damage • The Golden Highway—Tuolumne County • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices