From the Editor
September 2005 by Scott HarnThanks to the hard work of our writers and staff, along with the support of our advertisers, we are beginning our 75th year in print.
Bodie, California, in its heyday, was once rumored to be one of the roughest and most lawless towns in the American West.
...it’s been a little known secret that one man was involved in designing many of the most respected very low frequency (VLF) nugget detectors on the market. Dave Johnson has designed gold-oriented detectors for Tesoro, Whites, Fisher and others for more than 25 years.
by Dennis J. Raff
Horseshoe Bar Action & Research (HBAR)
The sun was beginning to set, which put the light at just the right angle against the hillsides to where I believed that I spotted a very small dig and tailings pile up the hill near the top of the second wash.
Since we’ve already covered the basics of permitting a “Notice Level” mining operation, it’s time to talk actual mining.
Nicaragua, a Central American country about the size of Iowa, has not been a major gold producer, yet the nation is filled with lode gold occurrences. Natural and man-made disasters have made the country one of the poorest in...
Nevada gold mines produced only about 6 percent more gold in 2010 than they did the year before, but the value of that gold was up a whopping 33 percent.
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