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.
• Meeting planned to address small-scale regulations
• Karuk Tribe update
• Oregon dredgers in their own fight over regulations
• Health care reform is laughable
• The gap widens
• Time to raise the roof, again
If the events of the past month have proven anything, they have confirmed the old adage that gold is truly a measuring device for the “International Temperature.” During the first half of the year and into mid-August, wars, threats of Iranian “peaceful” nuclear devices and North Korean nuclear jawboning drove gold to two-decade highs and kept it well above $600 per ounce.
A federal judge found mining companies liable for at least some of the costs of cleaning up pollution of Idaho’s Silver Valley from a century of mining.
There are several common ways that new mineral crystals form and grow. Perhaps the simplest is when minerals form through the cooling of molten rock and the atoms bond together into mineral crystals.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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