East Coast Dredger Heads West - Part I
January 2009 by David ShackletonProspectors east of the Mississippi have their share of gold bearing property to explore and prospect upon. There’s plenty of undiscovered gold on the bottoms of the creeks and rivers running through the eastern gold belt.
Glynn Burkhardt, president of the Arizona Small Mine Operators Association, has a small mine outside of Tucson, Arizona. He recently received a visit from U.S. Department of Interior...
One of Arizona’s richest silver producers was the fabulously rich Silver King Mine of Pinal County. This incredible deposit was first discovered in 1875 during the construction of the famous Stoneman Grade, which connects present day Superior to Globe, Arizona. From 1877 to 1888 the famous Silver King Mine was in operation and during that brief span of time it produced an astounding $16,000,000 in silver.
Imagine being able to get gold from plants. This phenomenon is called phytomining. But it’s not as easy, or as profitable, as it sounds. You may have heard of phytoremediation—the process of extracting metal contaminants from soil.
• Making a noisy dredge more quiet
Things became a bit challenging when the hot, dry weather was interrupted by 30mph winds with occasional gusts nearing 50 mph.
Don’t hunker down and just keep digging in one spot where there is very little or no gold—if you don’t find it, you’ve got to get up and move on!
• Nevada proposal to cap tax deductions for mining businesses stalls
• NEPA gets a much needed update
• Army Corps to release review of Pebble Mine
The Bawl Mill • A Word From the Editor • Reading A River: Finding The Paystreaks—Part II • Placer Gold in the Ortiz Mountains • Miners Discuss Struggles at NWMA • Ask The Experts—Where to Take Sulfide Ore for Processing • Ask The Experts—Where Would The Most Gold Tend To Be In This Deposit? • Growing Pains of the Learning Curve • Stillwater At Half Speed • Elko County Has Highest State Median Income • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Pebble Deposit Reveals Mineral Potential