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.
Maguire and the traders and companies they represent were all aware of the price manipulation and were all profiting from it, but it became such a regular occurrence that his conscience told him it was time to put a stop to it. That’s when he contacted the CFTC.
There are some miners who are under the impression that an organized Mining District will immediately get the regulatory agencies off their backs so they can start digging or dredging again.
Silver refining has been used from ancient times to change the characteristics of the metal. Early metallurgists refined silver by heating it a couple hundred degrees above its melting point and holding the metal at an elevated temperature for a period of time.
We spent the morning in a meeting with one of the higher-ups at the US Forest Service. I presented him with 412 complaints received from our readers, along with a summary of the complaints to make his job easier.
Treating ore with a plasma torch or shock waves?
Those miners present immediately recognized the benefits of becoming members of MMAC and joined up on the spot. I spent some time answering a few questions, and then the miners took over.
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