Drywashing and Detecting for Gold
October 2010 by Chris RalphIt’s important to pay attention to where you dig, because just like any placer, the gold in dry placers is concentrated in certain spots. This is especially true when you are testing and trying to determine the potential of a placer area.
Why Haven't They Mined This Claim?
Improvements in mining equipment and techniques, along with a higher gold price, make many mining properties profitable today that may not have been in the past.
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Critical Minerals: Titanium—Part II
There are both hard rock and beach sand types of titanium deposits, but the hard rock deposits need to be at least 10 percent titanium while the beach sands often are economic with only two or three percent titanium.
Melman on Gold & Silver
If we watch the action in six important markets, then we must conclude that there is, indeed, cause for deep concern.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• California suction gold dredging update
• Governor opposed to Arizona lands withdrawal
• BLM locks up lands in Nevada
No Gravel, No Gold
It was the spring and I was planning on dredging the east bank of the Mokelumne River near the whitewater falls of Slaughter House Gulch just out of Pine Grove, California. The water was high and remained that way into July.
The Bawl Mill • Nevada Claim Holders Form Coalition • Legislative and Regulatory Update • How to Handle Claim Jumping • The Bingham Canyon Copper Mine • Prospecting My Way Across Australia Pt I • Recreational Mining in the Cache Creek Mining District, Alaska • California and US Gold Panning Championships • Melman on Gold & Silver
The Jenkins Mine Project Pt III -- Site Selection • Update: Public Lands for the People