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Glaciers and Placer Gold Deposits

Here we examine where and why placers are found in glaciated landscapes from the Ice Ages.

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Picks & Pans: Working the Crevices


The crowbar can be a valuable mining tool. Crowbars come in all shapes and sizes. For moving large boulders and large chunks of bedrock, the longer 3½ footers work well. Then if you really get in trouble, there’s the long pry bar.

Melman on Gold & Silver


The hoopla is over, the spectacular shows are just a memory. The fact is, we're stuck in the 2000s whether we like it or not! And the sad—or glad—reality is that changing the year's first number from a "one" to a "two" hasn't really changed anything other than giving us oldtimers some minor irritation now and then until we get used to things.

Company Notes


• Pacific Gold
• Barrick Gold
• Wheaton River Minerals
• Goldcorp
• Kinross Gold
• Canadian Arrow Mines

Prospector Finds Cache of Emeralds in North Carolina


"This is just the tip of the iceberg," Hill said. "It's going to take 200 years to dig it all out."

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Voters say "yes" to mining in Alaska
• Colorado cyanide ban case presented
• New small-scale regulations released in Washington State
• Colorado roadless areas

Legislative And Regulatory Update


• Republican bill would reopen Grand Canyon withdrawal
• Obama recommends additional fees and taxes on miners

Prospecting My Way Across Australia Pt I


After contributing to the total, I am proud to claim my share of Ray’s patch. In total, we got almost an ounce of gold from the schist where it seems to have been formed.

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