Guest Editorial—Changing the Rules
May 2000 by Guest WriterIncreasing restrictions on use of public lands are causing a widening tear through the country's economic and social fabric.
Australia’s Perth Mint currently holds the record for the world’s largest gold coin.
The Washington Department of Ecology recently issued a revised environmental study of a proposed Okanogan County gold mine. The study is an amendment to one done in 1997 for the proposed Crown Jewel open pit mine on Buckhorn Mountain near Chesaw.
When everything is still dry, one of my favorite methods of prospecting is using a straw to blow out small cracks and crevices that dot the exposed bedrock along a stream.
For just a few bucks admission you’re on your way. Shawn will give you a map of the 130-acre park, and you are free to explore on your own. There are just a few areas that are fenced-off for safety concerns, but most of it is wide open. It is a refreshing change to view a mining museum/park such as this.
Two years after California's major gold discovery, another find was made in Ballarat, Australia. The news of the discovery went world-wide, and many of the California prospectors had heard plenty about Australian gold—especially the 2,284-ounce nugget found there.
Where can you find 80-degree weather, 76-degree water, 30-50 foot visibility, all the seafood you can eat, beautiful friendly people—and placer gold?!
The most obvious benches are usually near the valley floor, but they can be thousands of feet above the valley floor. Since benches were made by streams, they can contain placer deposits.
The Bawl Mill • Guest Editorial—Sentaor Craig of Idaho Looking Into MSHA Complaints • Gold Prospecting on Sixmile River • Serpentine in California • Town Hall Meeting in Sierra City, California • Picks & Pans: Tips for Nuggestshooting—How to Increase Your Gold Finds (Part II) • An Unusual Death in Downieville's Gold Rush • Metals and Precious Stones in Wyoming • Looking Back • Gold at Dale, California • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver