Family Wins Back Seized Gold Coins
June 2015 by Maryclaire DaleA family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more...
It appears that market softness due to a slowing Chinese economy may already have affected precious and base metals quotes.
The Forest Service wants a two-year ban on new hard-rock mining claims on 429,000 acres of national forest land on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains in Montana.
The harsh Alaskan environment delayed serious prospecting and mining for decades and still continues to stymie exploration activity even though there are likely dozens of hidden major and world-class gold and base metal deposits.
Centrifugal bowls versus jigs
While many prospecting or mining operations don’t have sufficient profits to benefit from accelerated write-offs or even the full 100% “bonus” depreciation write-off, other options can be equally rewarding.
The sluice box is probably the most common gold recovery device after the pan. For centuries, the sluice has been the world’s most popular device for medium to large-scale primary placer gold recovery.
by Ron James
State Historic Preservation Officer
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