Gold in Sonora
December 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe state of Sonora, slightly smaller in area than Utah, lies in-northwestern Mexico, adjoining Arizona to the south. It is characterized, on the east, by a high volcanic plateau, the Sierra Madre Occidental, which forms its boundary with Chihuahua.
Many miners have failed to exercise their rights by using the power of their Mining Districts and laws that are already on the books, such as 43 CFR 9712.1, which states…
For any foot-loose prospector betting the price of silver goes up, there’s a promising piece of public land open for location in Nevada’s challenging Esmeralda County.
Now, the Old Hundred-Mine boarding house has a new lease on life thanks to a town where some cling to the relics of a vanquished mining industry...
As he was working near the extreme low end of the ground sluicing, I heard a yell through my headphones. Making my way down to him I could see the smile from a long distance.
Our staff recently introduced the entire student body at Twin Lakes Christian School in Aptos, California, to gold fever. More than a few seemed to catch it.
• Regarding 3809 and property rights
• Regarding the editorial, "A True Endangered Species" (09/01 ICMJ)
• We should all use the correct terms
Trommels come in two basic sections. The first section is called the scrubber unit. The second is the punch plate, where the gravels and ore of a specified size drop out into a variety of sluice box recovery units.
The Bawl Mill • Over the Divide • Our Readers Say • Desert Phone Trashed • ICMJ Elected Prospecting Magazine of 1999 • Advertising Manager Leaving ICMJ • Guest Editorial—California "Special" Dredge Permits in Jeopardy • The Search Continues • Guest Editorial: U.S. Government—Like Nobody's Business • Circulation and Collections Manager Leaving ICMJ • Company Notes • House Chair Requests Records on Forest Decision • BLM Wants to Withdraw South Pass Public Land • Silverton Preserving Lofty Symbol of Mining Era • Hijackers Make Off With 660 Pounds of Gold • Prospecting With a Magnetometer • 1999 Tables of Content • Lighting the Way Underground 1860-1940s • Millie's Tailings • Picks & Pans: Crevicing & Sniping for Placer Gold • Looking Back • Forest Service Boss Quits in Bull Trout Flap • Melman on Gold & Silver • European Gold Miners Seek Clarification Letter • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Squeezing Diamond Into Graphite