East Coast Dredger Heads West—Part III
March 2009 by David ShackletonThere was an outcropping of exposed bedrock on the bank, and it again resurfaced in the river about 25’ away. I decided to start a hole near that exposed bedrock, and pointed the nozzle down into the sand and cobbles.
Unfortunately, death seemed to occupy a major role in recent major headlines—and it came in several different directions.
• Hearing date moved up for preliminary injunction for California suction dredging
• Anti-mining bills in Oregon lead to recall effort
There is a material processing principle widely used in large milling operations to improve recovery that is poorly understood by most of the micro-mining and prospecting community...
...most prospectors don't even think about the conductivity of minerals, but there are some that do conduct electricity to a certain degree, so metal detectors will respond to them.
• Just put it on our tab...
• Do you smell something?
• A voice from the past
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
Two years after the Bre-X gold mine scandal, the Toronto Stock Exchange proposed dozens of measures February 2 to protect investors from future mining-industry scams.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts—What Should I Do Next With This Quartz Vein? • Prospecting for Commercial-Scale Gold Deposits • Hawthorne's Golden Outlook • The Red Point Mine • Over The Divide—Chuck Cox, 1943-2009 • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices • Beach Mining Returns to Washington State