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Gold at Ponderosa

The winter cold and snow bring with it an entirely different approach to prospecting and mining. Northern California was buried with a ferocious storm in late December and early January that knocked out power for many small towns and buried the...

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Ask the Experts - Old workings & tailings: What are my options?


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Detectors: Past, Present and Future


Detectors were invented long before I was born, but it was in the 1960s when they started to become an item popular enough to power a fledgling industry. The key development was miniature transistor technology replacing the old fashioned tube technology of the 1950s, making lightweight, affordable detectors possible.

The Bawl Mill


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A Break in the Weather


Back at the entry point of the mine, we took turns slowly crawling down the slope leading into the mine portal with our metal detectors, hard hats and flashlights. The mine was hand dug and is about 75 yards long.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Resolution Copper project moves closer to fruition in Arizona

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Important court decisions that affect miners
• Move to repeal I-137
• Comments needed tin southern California

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