Fraser Institute Ranks Best Regions for Mining Investment
March 2004 by Associated PressAttractive geology does not guarantee mining investment if a region’s policies are bad, say mining executives surveyed in the seventh Annual Survey of Mining Companies released by The Fraser Institute.
Simple Mine Surveying With Basic Hand Tools
…there is an easy way to create a reasonably accurate map without any fancy instruments.
Lithium Fuels Hopes Around Salton Sea
The lake is at the southern tip of the San Andreas Fault, which has shifting tectonic plates that bring molten material closer to Earth’s surface. The only other part of the US known to have more geothermal brine available is on the fault’s other end in Northern California.
A Few Pointers About Cracks and Crevices
Because these crevices catch and hold gold so well, it's worthwhile to learn how they form, which ones are good for catching gold and which ones are not.
The Bawl Mill
• “Mom” and “dad” expelled from school?
• Foxes in the henhouse
• In good company
• Taxpayers torpedoed
PLP and MMAC Update
Mineralized Calderas in Colorado
A caldera is a large circular volcanic depression caused by collapse due to the removal of molten magma from an underlying magma chamber. The removal of magma is due to explosive venting of lava and pyroclastic material.
Solar-Powered Placer Sampling Equipment
One hundred and seven years ago the world’s first electric-powered bucket line dredge started to work in Montana. This summer, Montana likely saw its first solar-powered Denver Gold Saver put to work.
The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Fair and Balanced? If You Have the Cash • Pocket Gold in Gneiss • Australian Prospector Detects 150-Ounce Nugget • The Tangential Impulse Water Wheel in California Gold Mining History—Part II • Picks & Pans: Dredging After The Flood • Mining Industry Enthusiastic About Prospects • Looking For Gold in All The Right Places • Ask the Experts: Recommended Reading—Part II • Red Lake, Ontario • Company Notes • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices