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.
I have a slight mental disorder. It causes frequent lapses in common sense, good judgment and bouts of high fever—gold fever.
• Hotline turns up the heat
• Mad Men arrested for living up to their name
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
Bolivia’s plan to nationalize its natural gas industry and exert greater state control over all of its natural resources has North American mining companies fretting over their future prospects extracting the nation’s rich resources of gold, silver and tin.
A 1933 Double Eagle gold coin that never went into circulation—but triggered decades of intrigue—is being sold by the federal government at auction this summer. Experts predict it could sell for millions.
Some of the gold is placer that was beat up as it traveled; however, quite a bit of the gold is pocket gold that is running along the surface in this area.
The Bawl Mill • Lode Gold in Honduras • Explosives Camp Lets Students Explore Booming Career Path • Tales of California Gold Discoveries 1st in a Series—Yankee Jim's • Picks & Pans: Perseverance Pays Off • Irish Gold • The Best Copper Town Anywhere • Drywashing and Detecting for Eluvial Placer Gold Research is the Key to Success—Part I • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices