Dredging Alternative: High Banking
October 2009 by Chris RalphThe hope was that a bit of the gold from that famous old pocket mine had worked its way down the slope of the hill and into the gravels Pat and his crew were planning to mine.
The Alaska Miners Association recently released a report on the Economic Impact of Mining on Alaska. The numbers are impressive:
This stringer was where it was not supposed to be, and it contained nuggets that were not supposed to be there.
I’d like to send out a big “Thank You” to all of our readers who submitted comments regarding the proposed changes to the mining regulations. While we certainly didn’t get everything we asked for, we do have...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.
The gold miner held out his hand and showed me a sixteen-ounce gold nugget, slightly coarse in texture, and resembling a biscuit. I shook my head in amazement as he pointed out the exact location of his lucky find.
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