DEF Has Another Successful Year
September 2002 by Scott HarnA relaxing trip was long overdue. The deadlines associated with assembling a magazine each month tend to wear on you after awhile. I needed a break. Several organizers of Dredge Earth First were...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
I opened the front door of my house at 5:00 AM to find it raining hard and water standing in puddles all over the driveway. Just great! It hadn’t rained for 3 weeks, and on the morning we were leaving for a weekend dredging trip, the weather decided to change.
In March 2012, the Obama administration filed a World Trade Organization complaint against China. Now this is the election season, and taking potshots at China is an easy and natural thing for just about any politician to do. It’s almost as easy as offering support for motherhood and apple pie because virtually no one is going to oppose you. But this complaint was about mining, and so I thought it worthwhile...
The Ruby Violet Mine is a rare red beryl locality that produces the only gem quality material of this type in the world. The mine is located in a topaz rhyolite within a rhyolite flow in the Wah Wah Mountains in Beaver, County, Utah.
For those of you who don’t have the time or the means available to find gold, or you are just in the wrong part of the country, there are plenty of options available to purchase precious metals.
Whatever else one will be able to say in later months about the year 2002, we can already state that there is no shortage of interesting and important news developments.
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
The Bawl Mill • What's In A Name? • Our Readers Say • BLM Swindles War Hero Out of Gold Mine • Paleoplacers in the Black Hills • The River Runs Through It • Fellow Miner, Left for Dead, Needs Our Help • PGMs in California • Picks & Pans: The Professional Nuggetshooter • Company Notes • Gold in the First Pan • Looking Back • Cedros Island, Mexico • The Eagle and High Peak Mines of Julian, California • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices