From The Editor
April 2009 by Scott HarnWe (finally) have the new version of our website up and running, and it seems to be a hit!
Gemstones to Die For
Some gems can potentially poison you, make you sterile and even make you forget who you are.
Molycorp Minerals Reopens Mountain Pass Mine
During the great uranium rush of the late 1940s, thousands of prospectors spread out all over the western United States sampling rock outcrops for traces of radioactivity.
The Tonopah Gold and Silver District
The discovery of the Tonopah District by Jim Butler in May, 1900, was by far the most important event of its time, just as the discovery of the Comstock was the most important event in the Nevada’s earlier history.
Ask The Experts - How does gold form?
Preparing For The 2021 Mining Season
On my final prospecting day of 2020, I went up to a spot where I had found gold years before and had my best day of the year—four nuggets for nearly one-quarter-ounce of gold.
Melman on Gold & Silver
One of the most surprising jolts of the past month came with the decision of the Supreme Court upholding the legality of what has come to be known as “ObamaCare.”
Over the Divide: Retta Atkins & Darren VanHouten
The Bawl Mill • Detecting Invisible Gold • Finding Diamond Deposits With Your PC—Part I • Has Senator Harry Reid Worn Out His Welcome? • The Most Obvious Place • The Gold of Yuba County • PDAC 2009 Convention Highlights • Stimulus Package Provides Potential Tax Savings For Miners • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes, Mineral & Metal Prices
Legislative and Regulatory Update • Steven's Trail and the North Fork of the American