Flood Stage—The Key to Reading a River
September 2009 by R. V. LarsonWe knew what to do—we moved our project far enough from the river to escape the two hundred foot shoreline rule. If the old man had been right we could do this and still be over the loop of pay dirt.
Melman on Gold & Silver
...rising inflation has been perhaps the greatest single positive influence during past golden bull markets, and the fires of inflation, particularly those driven by rising food prices, do appear to be glowing ever brighter.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• Congress deals with other priorities
• Alaska miners get relief on state lands
There is one rule of thumb when prospecting for gold in Alaska: You’ll find your best pay in southern-sloped exposed ground. This is not to say there’s no gold on northern exposed gulches where the sun has trouble reaching it and limited melting occurs. It’s harder, and more time consuming, to look for easy prospects in northern exposures.
The Bawl Mill
• More on the "Affordable" Care Act
• Abandon (citizen)Ship!
• USDA makes "grave" payment errors
How Far Has That Gold Traveled?
Let’s examine why your placer gold looks the way it does and what you can tell about its journey based upon its appearance.
Modern Mining Reclamation
A study showed that between 1930 and 1980, only a quarter of one percent of the land in the United States was used in all mining applications combined, including surface mining, tailings disposal, underground mines, and all mineral processing facilities.
Market Spotlight: Platinum in Demand
Platinum has run to record highs this year, but it’s not a rush of demand for wedding bands that has boosted prices. It’s diesel.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Drive Under Way to Restore the Rights of Suction Dredgers • Abbey Confirmed As BLM Director • Gifts of Gold for University of Zimbabwe • Noted Geologist Murdered in Kenya • South Yuba River Recreational Area • Rio Employees Face Trade Secrets, Bribery Charges • Pocket Mining Potential in Nevada's East Humboldt Range • Company Finds Gold in Wyoming’s Rattlesnake Hills • The Economic Impact of Suction Dredging in California • Bucket Line Dredges • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices