Gateway Gold and Jerritt Canyon
December 2005 by Leonard MelmanNorthern Nevada is prime mining territory. In fact, no state has been as mining-friendly as the Silver State and, as a result, mining has made important contributions to that state’s economic development.
When others saw piles of waste rock at the former LTV Steel Mining property, Brad Gerlach saw opportunity.
...when we begin to observe what appears to be an early indication toward a more bullish stance in one of the major miners, that can reasonably provide us with a rising degree of optimism for the sector itself.
The time-honored objective in recovering gold from placers has always been to discover and recover gold from the detritus of both known and unknown lodes. The traditional method to recover gold from desert dry placers was to locate and work the enriched gravels known as the “pay streak.” This pay streak was usually found directly over false or true bedrock and within the upper few inches of the bedrock itself.
As I laid in my Jeep and tried to get some rest, I began to realize how tired I was. I felt like a little kid who walked around Disneyland for 12 hours with his parents.
Tabling and jigging are two relatively inexpensive methods of recovering the “free particle values” from the noble metal ores. However, not all ores contain their values as free particles. In fact, many gold ores contain appreciable amounts of “metallic gold salts,” some of which readily dissolve in the system water and continue to migrate right along with it.
• US District Court rules against Oregon miners
• Bill to halt sage grouse management plans introduced.
The Province of British Columbia, one of mining’s most active venues, has just issued a clear warning call to all miners that regulatory changes are on the way, and they may not be welcome ones…
The Bawl Mill • Pombo Bill to Provide Some Relief for Miners • Gemstones in Wyoming—Part I • The Koyukuk-Nolan Goldfields • Miners Come Out On Top in SREP v. USFS • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver • Looking Back • Company Notes • Adding Shine to Your Portfolio • Picks & Pans: Nuggetshooting Around Cactus • Tales of California Gold Discoveries 4th in a Series—Pay Attention When You Dig