Feds Release Opinion on Planned Mine Under Montana Wilderness
June 2003 by Associated PressA proposed silver and copper mine that would burrow under a wilderness area in northwestern Montana will not affect bull trout, nor will it harm grizzly bears so long as some additional precautions are taken, federal wildlife authorities said.
The Rocky Bar Mining District, Idaho
Rocky Bar sits on the north slope of Horse Ranch Mountain, and while the most productive placers were found in Bear Creek below Rocky Bar, most of the creeks on the south, east and north sides of the mountain contain placer gold and were worked commercially in the past.
The Bawl Mill
• Snake fence upsets environmentalists...
• Job appointments based on credentials, not connections, says the governor...
Melman on Gold & Silver
The last item on our “crisis agenda” may be the most important of all, perhaps because it may be the most unpredictable.
Ask the Experts - Old workings & tailings: What are my options?
Q: ...It’s a 2,000-acre property that was mined 100 years ago, still has the old workings, tailings, etc. I am looking to recover gold from the old waste/tailings... plus possibly strip mine some of it. What are my options?
Miners Welcome Comments by Alaska Official
The head of Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation angered environmentalists by saying more than enough acres are being managed for conservation and land set-asides aren’t necessary for environmental protection.
California State and US National Panning Championships
On Labor Day weekend, September 1st and 2nd, two days of furious, almost non-stop panning went on.
Picks & Pans: Dredging at Douglas Creek, Wyoming
Labor Day! The last chance of the year to do some dredging in Wyoming. Wyoming’s dredging season runs from June through the Labor Day weekend.
The Bawl Mill • City Gives Blessing to Pogo Mine • Underground at Yankee Jim's • Dry Placers in Southern Baja • A Gold Detector Sitting in a Closet Only Finds Dust—More Detector Tips • Gold in Tennessee • Old Stock Certificates—Treasures or Trash? • Payette Forest Sides With Mining Company • Using Mineral Deposit Models • Miners Still Waiting for Bonding Recommendations from DOI • The Old Mine Dump • A Practical Approach to Dowsing • The Lengendary Lost Gold of the Headless Valley • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices