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Gold Tellurides: Tellurium, an Assay Impurity

What is a gold telluride? Simply put, it is a chemical combination of gold, silver and tellurium...

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Following Clues to a Lost Gold Deposit—The Northern Extension of the Cedarberg


Last month, in “Following Clues to a Hidden Gold Deposit,” I ended the article with the direction that we were on the hunt! We were getting prepared and ready to roll with our detectors, then snow came, and lots of it. We had already found the seam diggings mine on the mountainside in wild, rough brush and trees. It had been well hidden.

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Melman on Gold & Silver


One of the most interesting sayings I learned during my early years of observing markets was “Watch what I do, not what I say.” This thought came to mind recently regarding the comments of Fed Chairman Greenspan...

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• Land-use advocates file another suit over National Monuments
• NWMA's Linda Skaer addresses EPA in northern Idaho

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Drywashing for Eluvial Gold in the Desert—Using a Portable Drywasher and Hand Tools


Often the gold being recovered by drywashing is too fine to be recovered by metal detecting. For every “detectable” nugget found, there could be hundreds of smaller flakes of non-detectable size. Thus, for those that “read the ground,” and snipe for areas of favorable placer concentration, drywashing will continue to be both an inexpensive...

Update On “Special Rock” Kicking


Bob “Neverquit” Abendschein’s article on his “Special Rock” in the December 2006 issue was short and to the point. As Neverquit and I are old friends, I sent him e mail:

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