Gold Prospecting on the East Fork River, Alaska (Part III—Conclusion)
March 2003 by Ron WendtIn this trip, Riley came along with Jay, and Harold came down later. We brought a six-inch dredge down to the creek. We had hoped to use it, but we didn’t.
Q: I have a gold mine in Colorado. There was an assay done which stated [there is] a lot of quartz within the mine. What is the cheapest way to mine it for gold? I don’t have the money for mills, etc. Can I do it by hand (during summer holidays), and how would I get started?
In underground placer work, the contact point of the bedrock tunnel and the gravel is a very weak point and always has to be timbered. The bedrock here is thin, fractured, and the gravels loose from many years of oxidizing.
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...
from H. Mason Coggin, PE & LS
The Golden Sunlight Mine in Whitehall wants to expand its open pit operations, possibly extending the life of the mine by five years.
Continuing northward and crossing the Consumnes River along California’s famed Highway 49, the “Golden Highway” leads through the heart of the Mother Lode countryto El Dorado County. This is where the Gold Rush began...
I detect in a wide array of situations. I like to search for places that no one has been to. I really like to find areas that have never been worked at all.
The Bawl Mill • The Steeple Rock District, New Mexico • The Hunt for Diamonds, Nunavut, Canada • Famous Yuba River Dredge Sinks • Gold in Maine? • Mud Creek Placer Mine Adventure • Junior Miners and Investors Gather in Canada • Picks & Pans: Dredging at Douglas Creek, Wyoming • Gold in Gossan • Company Notes • National Mining Hall of Fall and Museum Calls for Poetry • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver • Looking Back