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Exceptional Gold Dredging in New Zealand

Gold was first discovered in New Zealand during the early 1840s, but it was only when prospectors located rich alluvial deposits of easily won gold in the South Island in 1861 that the country experienced its first true gold rush.

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The Bawl Mill


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Mining Claim Fees Are Going Up


The Northwest Mining Association reports that the claim maintenance fee for 2004-2005 will be raised.

Bucket Line Dredges


For many years, mechanical mining in waterways was seen as an impossibility by miners, especially in the Western US. The few dredges that had been tried at various locations were generally built on designs similar to those that had been used in harbor excavation work, but it was found that they were...

Ask The Experts: Is this deposit worth working?


Q: Can you tell me if this deposit is worth working? It is a quartz vein and I had it analyzed for gold, copper, rare earths and other metals.

Replacing Your 12-Volt Pump


In the “toolbox” of most every prospector there are certain tools that we tend to use consistently for a variety of reasons. Have you ever noticed that tools and equipment tend to wear out, rust and fall apart whether we use them or not?

Resurrecting An Old Hard Rock Mine


There were nice sections of vein material at the end of several drifts, like they just stopped work one day and walked away.

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