Growing Pains of the Learning Curve
January 2009 by Jonathan PorterWe would all love to think that gold was as easy to find as the grinning guy in the glossy brochure makes it seem; after all, those nuggets are just laying around (on top of the ground in some cases) just waiting to be picked up by whomever wishes to make the effort. So why does it sometimes seem so hard?
Diamond exploration in Canada has led to a major new industry that did not exist prior to six years ago. Yet today, Canada ranks as one of the world’s leading producers of gem-quality diamonds.
The morning of Friday, May 7 gave us a new chapter in gold's ongoing struggles which might properly be named "As the headlines turn!"
Geology books are best used by geologists, but many of the old-time books can be understood by most anyone who has an interest in rocks and minerals. Certain words or phrases may stump the layman, but just skip those parts and go on to the portions of the books that are easily understood. Some of the old-time mining geology books should be in every small miner’s collection.
...when we begin to observe what appears to be an early indication toward a more bullish stance in one of the major miners, that can reasonably provide us with a rising degree of optimism for the sector itself.
Exploration companies are actively looking for properties with profitable potential, even if the ground was once cast off as too low in grade to be economically viable. This is especially true in states that are reasonably friendly toward...
One hundred and seven years ago the world’s first electric-powered bucket line dredge started to work in Montana. This summer, Montana likely saw its first solar-powered Denver Gold Saver put to work.
Many prospectors who find specimens of rich quartz with visible gold often wonder about the gold content of their specimens. Pieces with significant visible gold can sometimes be found at hard rock mines, by prospecting...
The Bawl Mill • A Word From the Editor • Reading A River: Finding The Paystreaks—Part II • Placer Gold in the Ortiz Mountains • Miners Discuss Struggles at NWMA • Ask The Experts—Where to Take Sulfide Ore for Processing • Ask The Experts—Where Would The Most Gold Tend To Be In This Deposit? • East Coast Dredger Heads West - Part I • Stillwater At Half Speed • Elko County Has Highest State Median Income • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Pebble Deposit Reveals Mineral Potential