Glen's Big Find
November 2008 by Glen HolderfieldI got a huge signal, and I was thinking it was just another piece of junk—perhaps an old can or piece of a shovel.
Coeur d'Alene Mines Sees Future in Bolivia
Coeur d’Alene Mines newest silver project has found a home in a historic Bolivian mining district.
The company will build a $135 million open-pit mine at the base of Cerro Rico, the “rich hill” that was the site of a 1545 silver strike.
Gondwana Gold Gravels
The German scientist, Alfred Wegener, came out with his theory of "continental drift" in 1912. He was considered a crackpot and it was half a century before geologists and planetary scientists began to take a second look at his theory.
MMAC & PLP Update
Even more prospectors arrived on Saturday morning, and drywashers and detectors were in use for much of the day...
Many of the gold camps were violent places, but in this regard, the town of Auburn exhibited a different behavior. There were few of the duels or lynchings that characterized many of the other early settlements.
Legislative and Regulatory Update
• BLM blocks Democrats
• PLP has their hands full representing miners
The Bawl Mill
• Great at escaping, not so good at evading...
• Free firearms training classes...for teachers
MCS Index Shows Decrease in Mining Costs
The latest Mining Cost Service (MCS) Cost indexes, released on February 26 by Western Mine Engineering, Inc., display a hint of a silver lining in the cloud hanging over the U.S. Mining Industry.
The Bawl Mill • Where To Find Diamonds • Miners Find Encouraging Prospects Near Livengood • The Business Of Mining: Profits, Losses, Hobbies and Businesses • Suction Dredge Study • Lluvia de Oro— A Shower of Gold Awaiting Development in the Sierra Madre—Part I • Beyond The End of The Road • Barnes Store and Yankee Jims • Mining Tax Increase Suggested • Opening Ceremony for Buckhorn Mine • Mining Journal Contest—How Much Is That Old Mining Journal Worth? • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices