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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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Update: Forest Service Interim Rule


On July 9, 2004, Under Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Mark Rey, published the “Interim Rule.”  By its own terms, the Interim Rule became effective on August 9, 2004, without regard to public comments. Public comments were, however, received until September 7, 2004.

Gold Hunting on Libby Creek


The biggest nugget I have found detecting here was three grams and the following weekend someone found a 9-gram nugget while detecting. Some have even found quarter-ounce nuggets, with one being a chevron nugget.

Melman on Gold & Silver


Unquestionably, it was the other side of the Atlantic Ocean—that is the European side—that provided virtually all the political, economic and social fireworks during the past month.

Silver Bonanza in the Sierra Madre: The Glorious Past of Batopilas—Pt I


Discovering new mines is often associated with reexamining old ones, as several prominent new discoveries will attest in northern Mexico. MAG Silver Corp. is exploring three historic districts.

Drywashing Alluvial Placers


Portable, hand-operated, bellows drywashers have been used for over a hundred years to recover gold in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, California and Nevada. Drywashers were considered a last resort over...

A Golden Vacation


Each day for the first part of the week my boys and I picked and chipped away at that wall, stockpiling dirt in 5-gallon buckets and cement mixing tubs.

The Iditarod-Innoko Goldfields


To many, the Iditarod is associated with Alaska’s famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Mushers leave Anchorage by dog team and mush their huskies 1,049 miles across Alaska to Nome on the Iditarod Trail, which was also a trail...

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